Leighton Road Surgery, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.
1 Leighton Road
Leighton Buzzard
Beds LU7 1LB
Tel: 01525 372571

Nursing Team

It is not always necessary to see the doctor with your problem. Our Minor Illness Nurses have been specially trained to treat a range of conditions and are able to prescribe medication if needed. An example of the ailments that can be treated by the Minor Illness nurse include:

  • Sore Throat, Coughs
  • Cuts and bruises
  • Earache and other ear problems
  • Problems with eyes
  • Nose bleeds
  • New rashes/skin problems
  • Cystitis or other urine problems
  • Acute asthma attack
  • Bites and stings
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting
  • Ingrowing toe nails
  • Verrucas and athletes foot
  • Acute back pain
  • Chest pain
  • Fertility drugs-HRT Implants
  • Gynaecological problems
  • General health worries
  • Injection of medication

Other nurses are available for routine matters such as

  • Long Term Conditions
  • Flu jabs and other vaccinations
  • Ear syringing
  • Cervical Smears
  • Wound care and dressings
  • Management of Leg Ulcers
  • Removal of stitches/clips
  • New Patient Health Checks
  • Contraceptive advice, Pill or HRT reviews
  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • Weight monitoring
  • Travel Vaccinations
  • Lifestyle advice

Nursing Team Special Interests

All our nurses are qualified to treat routine conditions. Some have had further training in dealing with Minor Illnesses and Long Term Conditions.

Jo Bishop Minor Illness, Anticoagulation, Asthma/COPD
Vicki Courage Minor Illness, Heart Conditions
Abbi Bown Diabetes
Carrie BarkerMinor Illness, Asthma
Fiona CavanaghMinor Illness, Diabetes