GPs can treat a multitude of illnesses and injuries to help you on your way back to good health. If further treatment or investigation is required, GPs will refer you to specialists. Here, to help you Choose Well, Cambridgeshire GP, Doctor Emma Tiffin, gives examples of two separate patients who visited her practice recently.
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After working in nursing for 34 years, Senior Sister, Jayne Clark has a wealth of medical knowledge that is essential to treating the vast array of injuries and illness cases that come through the Minor Injuries and Illness Unit in Peterborough.
“No two days are the same in MIIU due to the wide variant of problems that they are able to assist with but, where possible, the team try to send patients on their way with the care they need to speed up their recovery.”
GP Gary Howsam joined the New Queen Street Surgery in Whittlesey in 2008. The practice covers two sites with a branch at Stanground in Peterborough.
“People should avoid just pitching up at the local Accident and Emergency department, as this is often not the most appropriate place to get their problems sorted. Hospital emergency departments are for people with serious, life-threatening conditions that need specialist care.”