What do the Practice Nurses do?

The practice nurses offer general advice and support for a wide range of health issues and problems with accompanying health education leaflets often available.

The range of services include:

  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Blood sampling including Warfarin monitoring
  • Weight monitoring
  • Urine testing
  • Injections e.g. travel, contraception, flu
  • Travel advice
  • ECGs (heart tracings)
  • Wound care and dressings
  • Ear syringing
  • Minor injuries which do not require xray
  • Assisting doctors with minor surgery
  • Asthma, diabetes and other chronic disease monitoring
  • Nurse prescribing
  • Childhood immunisations

The practice nurses are assisted by our healthcare assistants who take blood, check blood pressures, measure height and weight, perform ECGs (heart tracings), perform new patient checks, and assist at minor surgery procedures.

They work closely with NHS Tayside employed District Nurses, Health Visitors, midwives and other community health teams based in Parkview Primary Care Centre.

If you are unsure with whom you should make your appointment, please ask our reception staff - see how to make an appointment.

You can find out more about nursing services at Carnoustie Medical Group by viewing our video series which includes an introduction to the nurses and the district nursing and community health teams:

Well Person/New Patient Assessment

The well person or new patient assessment involves:

  • Height and weight measurement
  • Recording of blood pressure
  • Urine test

and discussion about:

  • Diet
  • Exercise
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol intake
  • Personal and family history
  • Vaccination status
  • Smear status from female patients

with subsequent advice, education and treatment tailored to maintain your well-being.

Nurse Practitioner Appointments

Why wait to see a Doctor when our Nurse Practitioners can manage and prescribe for common illnesses? They include:

  • Skin conditions & infections
  • Sprains, injuries & muscle strains
  • Ear, nose & throat problems
  • Indigestion, constipation & diarrhoea
  • Respiratory problems (flu, asthma, chest problems)
  • Urinary problems (male & female)
  • Sexual health advice & contraception
  • Feminine complaints & infections
  • Eye infections

Find out how to make an appointment.

Surgery Pod

Remember you can use the Surgery Pod to check your height, weight, blood pressure and lifestyle questions. You don't need an appointment - just pop in during opening hours (8am-6pm). Find out more about the Surgery Pod.

Surgery Pod

Health Information

To complement the non-emergency NHS 24 phone service, NHS Inform provide general health information, including advice on tests, treatments, illnesses, injuries, healthy living, support and health rights. You can phone NHS Inform on 0800 22 44 88 or use the webchat option on the NHS Inform website.

NHS Inform

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