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Nurse Practitioners (NP)

Nurse Practitioners are qualified to see patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed medical problems, and to make detailed assessment of their health care needs, based on their combined medical and nursing knowledge, including clinical skills that you may not have traditionally associated with nurses, such as history taking, physical examination, diagnoses, and prescribing of medicines. Nurse Practitioners can also directly refer patients to clinical specialists, such as hospital consultants.

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The Nurse Practitioner is qualified to diagnose and prescribe, if necessary, for many common ailments such as:

  • Ear, Nose and Throat problems
  • Coughs and Chest Infections
  • Urinary Problems
  • Skin problems
  • Allergies
  • Childhood Illnesses
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Back Pain
  • Eye problems
  • Contraceptive Pill Review
  • Emergency Contraception

Practice Nurses

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.

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  • Allison Mabon
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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 (including Lead Practice Nurse, Practice Manager and GPs). 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), processing specimens, and spirometry (to measure lung function). They play a crucial role in supporting the Clinical Team.

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