Advance Nurse Practitioner :
Advanced nurse practitioners are trained specialist nurses. They have undertaken additional educational and practical training to be able to assess, diagnose, examine and safely treat and manage both acute and chronic conditions.
The nurse practitioner can prescribe medication for most conditions and ailments, order appropriate investigations such as blood tests/ECG etc, and can refer patients onto secondary and specialist care.
They may also refer you for GP review and follow up following consultation.
The nurse practitioner currently has on the day appointments available at the surgery for acute episodes of illness and can also carry out home visits.
Please note is unable to provide fit notes or provide care for pregnant patients.