The Practice Nurses are available by appointment and are able to offer a wide range of services. They are particularly concerned with preventing disease and promoting good health. The Practice Nurses undertake procedures including cervical smear tests, blood tests, ECGs, ear syringing (please ask at reception for information on ear syringing as it is no longer done routinely), injections, dressings and routine immunisations. They offer routine health checks – including those for newly registered patients, travel vaccinations and advice concerning minor ailments and injuries. They also monitor, inform and support those with diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, and women taking HRT. They are able to give contraceptive and sexual health advice.