Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP)
When you call for an urgent, on-the-day appointment, we may ask you to see one of our Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs).
Advanced Nurse Practitioners are highly trained, qualified and skilled nurses working within the nursing profession. They have attained advanced degree level qualifications through an intensive and rigorous nationally accredited training programme, and usually specialise in one or two different areas of expertise.
- ANPs can undertake the following extended duties on behalf of a GP:
- Prescribe medication.
- See patients with undiagnosed, and complex medical conditions and make treatment decisions.
- Order necessary investigations.
- Refer patients to hospital or other parts of the NHS.
They are highly valued and skilled members of our team here at our practice and working with your GP and our other staff members, enable us to continue to provide first class health care for you – our patients.
Our ANPs are:
- Lynn Davis (Female)
- Alison Dearden (female)
- Katie Devitt, Paediatric ANP (Female)
- Mary Evans (Female)
- Jane Thomas (Female)
Our nursing team consists of practice nurses and healthcare assistants with a range of skills and qualifications. When booking an appointment with a member off the nursing team, you may be asked some questions to ensure you are booked in with the most appropriate member of the team.
Practice Nurses are fully trained in a wide range of skills including immunisations, health promotion, contraception and management of long-term conditions e.g. advice on diet and lifestyle choices, coronary heart disease, hypertension, asthma, diabetes, smoking cessation and obesity. Practice Nurses can extend their skills at Diploma Level and see many patients who previously would have seen the Doctor.
The Nursing Team run various Nurse-led clinics for diabetes, asthma, coronary heart disease and COPD as well as providing general nursing services, dressings, removal of sutures and blood tests.
Healthcare Assistants (including Phlebotomy)
Healthcare Assistants are non-registered Nursing staff who assist in patient care and Practice related duties, as directed by and under the supervision of a Registered Healthcare Professional (including Lead Practice Nurse, Practice Manager and GPs). Healthcare Assistants work collaboratively with the General Practice Team to meet the needs of patients, and provide essential task-orientated services like taking blood samples (phlebotomy), processing specimens, sometimes performing ECGs (to measure heart function) and spirometry (to measure lung function). They play a crucial role in supporting the Clinical Team.