Most medical centres in New Zealand have primary care nurses working alongside GPs who play a key role in educating you and your whānau about your health and wellbeing. It’s a good idea to book an appointment with a primary care nurse if you need advice about:
- managing your diabetes
- asthma management
- blood pressure management
- wound care
- quitting smoking.
A nurse can also help you with:
- routine childhood immunisations
- other immunisations, for e.g. flu vaccine or shingles vaccine
- organising blood tests
- organising appointments
- minor cuts and scrapes.