Practice Nursing Services

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:

Abdominal painAcne
Back Pain (Acute)Burns
Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease (COPD)Constipation
Contraception queries and prescriptionsCoughs, Colds and Chest Infections
Diarrhoea / VomitingEar Infections
EczemaEmergency Contraception
Eye problemsFever
Hay FeverHeadaches
Head InjuriesHead Lice
Hemorrhoids (Piles)Indigestion
“Morning After Pill”Minor Injuries
SinusitisSkin Infections – Impetigo
Skin RashesSore Throats
Urinary Tract InfectionsWorms

You will need to see a GP for:

Coughing / vomiting bloodHaving Convulsions
Bleeding profusely from any orificePregnant
Sick noteSevere Chest Pains or difficulty breathing
Sudden loss of sight 

Additional Information

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: