A Nurse Practitioner is a Registered Nurse who has undergone additional training to see patients with minor illness/injuries, can diagnose, request investigations, prescribe and refer when appropriate.
The Nurse Practitioner is available by appointment Monday to Friday.
Practice Nurses are fully trained in a wide range of skills including immunisations, health promotion, contraception and management of long-term conditions e.g. advise on diet and lifestyle choices, on 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.
We have two experienced Practice Nurses working across both sites; Sarah Ansboro and Sue Strudwick.