All medical equipment, resources and medicines must be suitable for supporting comprehensive primary care, resuscitation and any additional procedures offered.

All essential medical equipment, resources and medicines must be available when needed, and members of the practice team must know how to use the equipment.

Equipment must be calibrated, in working order and servicing expiry dates must be current.

All basic equipment is required and available within the practice including:

  • Auriscope
  • Blood glucose test strips/glucometer
  • Blood taking equipment
  • Cervical smear equipment
  • Digital camera or other secure method of taking photos (e.g smart phone app)
  • Dressings adequate to the services provided
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) or access to a local ECG screening facility
  • Eye local anaesthetic
  • Fluorescein dye for eyes
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)  
  • Height measure
  • Ishihara colour blindness test book (or online version if available)
  • Monofilament
  • Ophthalmoscope
  • Peak flow meter
  • Pregnancy testing kit
  • Proctoscope
  • Reflex hammer
  • Spacer device
  • Spatula
  • Sphygmomanometer (extra wide and paediatric cuffs)
  • Spirometer (or ability to refer patients for spirometry) 
  • Stethoscope
  • Surgical instruments (if needed)
  • Suction equipment
  • Suture equipment
  • Syringes and needles
  • Thermometer
  • Tuning fork (256-Hz or 512-Hz)
  • Urinary catheters and local anaesthetic gel
  • Urine dipstick – protein, glucose, ketones
  • Visual acuity chart
  • Weight scales (adult and baby)

All necessary emergency and resuscitation equipment are available including:

  • Automated external defibrillator (AED) 
  • Airways and/or laryngeal masks (varied sizes, paediatric to adult)
  • Ambubag and masks (both paediatric and adult)
  • Emergency bag/trolley
  • IV equipment (set up and infusion)
  • Oxygen
  • Saline (or pentaspan or crystalloid)
  • Tourniquet

All essential basic and emergency medicines are available in stock or in the bag/clinical bag or portable emergency kit:

  • Adrenalin 1/1000
  • Alternative for those allergic to penicillin
  • Analgesia
  • Antiemetic injection
  • Antihistamine injection
  • Aspirin tablets
  • Atropine injection
  • Ceftriaxone
  • Corticosteroid injection
  • Diazepam injection/rectal
  • Frusemide injection
  • 50% glucose/glucagon injection
  • Local anaesthetic injection
  • Naloxone injection
  • Nitro-lingual spray
  • Penicillin
  • Sodium chloride (NaCl) for injection
  • Sterile water for injection