The term ‘acute’ when used in medical terms relates to illnesses which are new, and tend to be short lived such as chest, ear or throat infections, dizziness, palpitations, back pain, and vomiting to name a few.

The term chronic conditions refers to asthma, diabetes, COPD and heart failure for example.

We have a team of paramedics, advanced nurse practitioners, and GPs who have appointments to see patients largely with acute medical concerns.  Appointments are booked with ourselves through individuals registered GP surgery.

We also offer appointment for chronic health conditions, these are in our long term condition clinics.

It is of course possible for a patient who has underlying health conditions to develop acute problems, such as an asthmatic patient becoming acutely wheezy or a patient with heart failure developing breathing difficulties.  We are very happy to see all of these concerns.