Clinics & Services
There are four nurse practitioners working at Hathaway. All have completed a course at degree level gaining extended skills in history taking, examination, diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of medical problems. The nurse Practitioners are also able to prescribe medications without referring to a GP and refer patients directly to hospitals and for further investigations if required.
Nurse Practitioners are part of the on call team and now see all patients requesting a same day appointment who would once have seen a GP thereby freeing up GP time to see patients with more complex long term conditions. However we work closely with and are supported by an on-call GP should we require medical advice within the course of our daily work.
Our nurses are highly trained and carry out a wide range of procedures, offer support and advice and treat patients for many acute and chronic conditions. Nurses are often easier to see and can make you an appointment to see the doctors if clinically needed.
Nurses are skilled and trained in all of the following
- Telephone Contacts
- Minor Ailments
- Cervical Cytology (Smears)
- HRT & Pill Repeats
- Travel and vaccination advice
- Heart Disease
- Family Planning
- Weight Advice
Health Care Assistants
- Blood pressure
- Taking blood
- Routine Weight Checks
- Health Checks
- Flu Vaccinations
Wiltshire IAPT Service (Improving Access to Psychology Services)
Wiltshire IAPT Service provides psychological services to the people of Wiltshire.
The service provides a wide range of support through GP surgeries to anyone with common emotional and mental health difficulties, primarily those associated with anxiety and depression. The Wiltshire IAPT services range from self-help therapies, to pycho-educational courses and one to one support.
The service is available to anyone over the age of 16 registered with a GP practice within Wiltshire.
Appointments with a Psychology Practitioner can be arranged through calling the Wiltshire IAPT office on 01380 731 335.
For more information please visit the following link https://iapt-wilts.awp.nhs.uk/
Evening and Weekend Appointments Available Now
You can now access additional Primary Care Services in the evenings and at weekends.
Improved Access is a Wiltshire-wide initiative where local practices are working together to offer increased availability of services and appointments in the evenings and the weekend. These appointments are available 18:30-20:00 Monday-Friday, and some on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays. This collaboration by practices will ensure all patients in Wiltshire have this option, but this might mean you will be offered an appointment at another practice.You will need to give consent to use this service.
Appointment types will vary - some being face-to-face, some on the phone - and there will be a mixture of bookable and same-day appointments available across the week. We will be offering appointments with GPs as well as with other healthcare professionals, such as a Practice Nurse or Health Care Assistant . We are keen to balance the importance of continuity of care with convenient access for patients, while ensuring that the service is safe.
To book such an appointment, contact your local Surgery during normal opening times. A receptionist will explain the process, and ensure the booking is appropriate.
For more information, please contact your usual GP surgery.