Who Does What at Roseland Surgeries

Sometimes, it’s difficult to know whom you ought to see – for example, our health care assistant is the best person to see for blood tests, blood pressure recordings. Our GPs don’t give routine injections – this is the work of our Practice Nurses. We also have additional staff provided by our Primary Care Network who might be able to help you more quickly, than a wait to see a GP.

Who does what at Roseland Surgeries?


  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Earache, pain, discharge
  • Emergency Contraception
  • Hospital referrals (NHS or Private)
  • Issue and sign acute prescriptions
  • Issue and sign repeat prescriptions
  • Mental Health Reviews
  • Neck, shoulder, and back pain
  • Orthopaedic conditions
  • Prostate problems
  • Referrals for x-rays and ultrasounds
  • Ring pessaries and Intrauterine devices
  • Sick notes (needed after 7 days of illness)
  • Skin problems
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Testicular or breast lumps
  • Unresolved coughs and colds
  • Vaginal infections or discharge

Practice Nurse

  • Childhood immunisations
  • Chronic Disease clinics (diabetes, asthma, etc.)
  • Ears – checking for wax
  • ECGs
  • Family planning – annual checks
  • Hormone injections
  • New patient health checks
  • Taking blood pressure
  • Taking blood samples
  • Travel advice and vaccinations
  • Vaccinations – Flu
  • Vaccinations – Shingles and pneumonia
  • Wound dressings

Health Care Assistant

  • ECGs
  • New patient health checks
  • Taking blood pressure
  • Taking blood samples
  • Vaccinations – Flu
  • Wound dressings


  • Medication queries
  • Medication reviews


  • Neck, shoulder, and back pain
  • Orthopaedic conditions

Social Prescriber

  • Befriending
  • Dealing with social isolation
  • Food vouchers
  • Help to access carers
  • Help with benefits
  • Help with housing problems

Mental Health Worker

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Bereavement and grief

If you’re not sure, just let the receptionist have a brief outline of your problem, and he/she will direct you appropriately.

If you’d like to find out more about the individuals in our practice team, please visit our meet the team page.