Advanced Nurse Practitioner
An Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) is a registered nurse who has received additional university education to increase their ability to treat, diagnose, counsel and educate patients. The Advanced Nurse Practitioner can also provide the information you may need to better manage your health or condition.
Advanced Nurse Practitioners are trained to see patients of any age with new onset health problems. You will need to see a Doctor if you have complex health problems. The receptionist will be able to advise on suitability. The ANP is able to issue a prescription if necessary.
Same day appointments are available Monday to Friday morning and every afternoon with the exception of Thursday. You may be offered a same day appointment with our Advanced Nurse Practitioner as an alternative to seeing the GP.
What can Advanced Nurse Practitioners help with?
You can see an Advanced Nurse Practitioner for:
|Back Pain (Acute)||Burns|
|Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease (COPD)||Constipation|
|Contraception queries and prescriptions||Coughs, Colds and Chest Infections|
|Diarrhoea / Vomiting||Ear Infections|
|Head Injuries||Head Lice|
|“Morning After Pill”||Minor Injuries|
|Sinusitis||Skin Infections – Impetigo|
|Skin Rashes||Sore Throats|
|Urinary Tract Infections||Worms|
You will need to see a GP for:
|Coughing / vomiting blood||Having Convulsions|
|Bleeding profusely from any orifice||Pregnant|
|Sick note||Severe Chest Pains or difficulty breathing|
|Sudden loss of sight|
The above lists are guides only; please ask the receptionist if you are unsure who you need to see.
Local pharmacies also provide a minor illness service offering advice for minor ailments.
Nursing Sisters and Health Care Support Workers
Our Nursing Sisters and Health Care Support Workers hold surgeries morning and evenings by appointment only. Between them they perform a wide range of services including:
- Blood pressure checks
- Stitch removal
- Ear syringing
- Travel vaccinations
- Cervical smears
- Exercise on prescription referrals
- Electrocardiograms (ECGs)
- Urine Tests
- Flu Vaccination (September and October)
- Weight advice
- Health checks