Doctors and Physician Associates

Doctors and physician associates and other non-nursing clinical staff at Upper Norwood Group Practice:

For nursing staff, please refer to the Nursing page.

When to see a Nurse instead of a Doctor

  • New patients checks e.g. blood pressure / height/ weight
  • Asthma checks yearly – if known/ established asthma diagnosis
  • COPD (emphysema and chronic bronchitis) checks yearly – if known/established COPD diagnosis
  • Diabetes checks – if established diabetic diagnosis
  • Wound dressings e.g. ulcers (we don not do suturing i.e if acute laceration, please go to nearest A&E emergency department)
  • Suture removals – as indicated by the hospital e.g. post operations / post A&E injury sutures
  • Childhood immunisations
  • Flu jabs (when correct season and only if eligible) – we do not do Covid vaccines (please use NHS website for this when correct season to check if eligible)
  • Ear syringing – please note the doctors do not perform this. You need to see the doctor first who then instructs you to make an appointment with the nurse if syringing is needed
  • Travel immunisations – NHS covers only some travel diseases (other disease immunisations will need to be done privately)- please first check with reception as from time to time there may be difficulties due to high demand of other nursing services.
  • Cervical Smears – (check with reception or your NHS app if eligible regarding your last smear – usually 3 yearly but can vary)
  • Vaginal swabs e.g. sexually transmitted diseases
  • Repeat contraception e.g. pills/ injections – only if already established on medication
  • Psychiatric injection medications – only for established patients only where agreement is for the GP surgery to continue injections from psychiatric care.