Our advanced nurse practitioners consult in a similar manner to the doctors.  They will see patients with a wide variety of minor illnesses ensuring the doctors have appointments to see more complex issues.

The following is a rough guide as to the conditions they manage:

Ear, nose, throat and chest problems


Skin - rashes, infected wounds, shingle, nappy rash, eczema


Abdomen - abdominal pain, constipation, Diarrhoea and Vomiting, Indigestion etc.

Community Midwives

Our Community Midwife provides care during and after pregnancy.  Our Ante-Natal clinic is held every Wednesday and the Midwife is available by appointment only.

Community Nurses

Our team of District Nurses cover all aspects of nursing care in the home for housebound patients. They have a wide variety of nursing experience that ensures our patients receive a high standard of care. They may be contacted by:

Tel: 740189 (answering machine) Monday – Friday 8am - 6pm. 

Outwith these times, please call NHS24 on 111 i.e.

  • After 6pm Mon-Fri

  • All day Saturday / Sunday

  • All Public Holidays

Health Visitors

Our team of Health Visitors are experienced nurses with a specialist qualification in Community Health Nursing.   The Health Visiting team serving Downfield patients is based in Ryehill Heath Centre and can be contacted by telephoning 01382 740554 (answering machine) Monday - Friday.   Messages are checked regularly.

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