Nurse Prescribers are nurses who have had extended special training to treat patients for minor illnesses and can prescribe a range of medication within the remit of their role. It is easy to get an appointment with a nurse precriber and often you might not need to see a GP at all.
Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.