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.
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:
Basic eye problems
Sexual health screening (Please see Kerry or Fiona)
Implant fitting and change
New patient checks
Diarrhoea and vomiting*
* 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.