Advanced nurse practitioner and paramedic practitioner
Advanced nurse practitioners and paramedic practitioners have extensive experience and specialised additional qualifications which allows them to be the first point of contact for patients with a wide variety of health conditions.
They have been trained to provide aspects of care previously carried out by GPs.
They are able to:
- Use their knowledge and skills to identify a likely diagnosis
- Request appropriate tests to aid diagnosis (blood tests, x-rays, scans)
- Refer patients to an appropriate specialist (in the practice or hospital)
- Prescribe medicines and non-medical treatments
- Arrange follow-up and on-going management
Please consult our advanced nurse practitioner (Lorna Fowler) or our paramedic practitioner (Lisa Wilkinson) with confidence.
- Lisa Wilkinson
- Lorna Fowler
Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and can also carry out cervical smears.
- Nurse Ann
Our healthcare assistant helps our patients by taking blood samples, conducting health.
- Nurse Ann
The community midwife team run a weekly antenatal clinic at the practice.
A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.
The team can be contacted directly on 01833 340922.