Treatment room nurses work in partnership with GP staff in health centres across Belfast.
The nurses can:
- provide treatment
- discuss health issues
- refer you to other health professionals
Treatment room nurses carry out a wide range of clinical procedures and offer specialist advice on health and lifestyle issues. They provide appointments and clinics for:
- childhood immunisations
- travel vaccinations
- well woman
Treatment rooms are available to all patients registered with a GP in the relevant health centre. They are also available to other patients in the following circumstances:
- an emergency
- where your physical condition temporarily prevents you from attending your own health centre
- where you are resident in another area for a short time, for example a holiday
Your GP can refer you to the treatment room or arrange an appointment with the nurse following a consultation. After your treatment, the nurse may give you a follow-up appointment.
You can also arrange an appointment with the nurse by speaking directly to your GP receptionist. You will need to give the receptionist details of what the appointment is for.