Our nurses offer the following services:

  • Injections (patient must bring injection with them to be administered)
  • Wound management (excluding complex wound/compression bandaging)
  • Suture removal
  • Electrocardiograms (ECGs)
  • Blood pressure
  • Swabs
  • Venepuncture
  • Cervical screening/ ear irrigation/ asthma review- referral only

Ear irrigation

STAR service offers ear irrigation by referral only; the procedure is performed by either a trained treatment room nurse or health care assistant.

Cervical screening

STAR service offers cervical screening by referral only; the procedure is performed by a trained treatment room nurse.

Asthma monitoring

STAR service offers routine asthma monitoring by referral only; the review is undertaken by a trained treatment room nurse.

Wound management

Wound management is undertaken by our treatment room nurses and health care assistants. Patients will need to be provided with the correct dressings to bring with them to their appointment.

111

Access to extended hours services outside of routine GP practice core hours can be arranged by calling 111. NHS 111 will assess each patient’s needs and pass the case on to the STAR service where appropriate.

The patient will either be offered a call back with one of our GPs or an advanced nurse practitioner or alternatively will be given a directly booked appointment at one of our four GP hubs.

Home visits

For the safety of patients, home visits cannot be arranged via GP practices and are often generated via 111, care homes and community nursing teams during operational hours.

A patient may contact 111 during operational hours for an assessment; the GP will assess the patient and where necessary arrange a home visit. Each visit is prioritised by disposition 1 hour, 2 hour or 6 hours.

Care homes and district nursing staff are able to contact the STAR service directly during operational hours to request a GP assessment.

Need an appointment? Book via your GP surgery or, if it is out of hours, call 111. You can also book an appointment via your GP website 48 hours in advance.