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Advanced Nurse Practitioners

We have four Advanced Nurse Practitioner's working from Monday to Friday, Kerry Whitley, Jane Austin, Fiona Wentel and Karen Moody.

Each day we have a minimum of two Advanced Nurse Practitioners on duty.

Kerry: Monday—Thursday
Jane: Monday– Wednesday
Karen: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Fiona: Wednesday - Friday

Our Advanced Nurse Practitioners can assess, diagnose, treat illness and prescribe medication. They can refer you for further tests, to one of our own GP’s or to a hospital consultant as appropriate.

You may be asked for a brief description of your problem when booking an appointment with our Nurse Practitioners. This will enable our Patient Services team to book you in with the appropriate clinician. Your enquiry will be dealt with confidentially and discretely.

The types of conditions the nurse practitioner can diagnose and services they offer are:

Contraception advice

Coughs/colds/flu*

Cystitis

Medical swabs

Cervical Swabs

Basic eye problems

Sexual health screening (Please see Kerry or Fiona)

Emergency contraception

Throat infections

HRT reviews

Ear infections

Fungal infections

Sinusitis

Bites*

Piles

Chest infections

Musculoskeletal problems

Implant fitting and change

(Fiona only)

Eczema

New patient checks

Mole examinations

Lump examinations

Rashes

Diarrhoea and vomiting*

Shingles

* Your pharmacist should be the first point of call for these conditions. If your symptoms do not improve or get worse then make an appointment with the Advanced Nurse Practitioner.

In summary, it is appropriate to see the Advanced Nurse Practitioner for any acute illness where you would have previously booked an ’on-the-day’ doctor’s appointment.

Our Advanced Nurse Practitioners will triage all on the day urgent appointments. There will always be a GP available to refer to if your condition requires a GP’s opinion.

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