Advanced Nurse Practitioners
Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs) are registered nurses who have undertaken extra training and academic qualifications to be able to examine, assess, make diagnoses, treat and make referrals for patients who present with undiagnosed/undifferentiated problems. They may conduct consultations and house visits similar to a GP, and work in close contact with the medical team.
Practice/ Treatment Room Nurses
We have a practice nursing team with a wide range of qualifications, who see patients for general nursing procedures, health promotion and contraception.
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, 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. 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), measuring blood pressures and processing specimens. They play a crucial role in supporting the clinical team.