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Booking appointments with the Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Training

Our ANPs in training offer an on the day appointment system.  Patients over the age of 1 year can get an on the day appointment to be seen, examined and treated by the ANP.   The following conditions are best suited to an ANP:

  • Coughs
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Sore throat
  • Ear ache
  • Cystitis/urinary tract infection
  • Abdominal pain
  • New skin problems
  • Allergic reactions
  • Eye infections
  • Children's minor ailments
  • Aches and pains (including back pain)
  • Fever/high temperature
  • Rashes
  • STDs
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting
  • Insect bites
  • Hayfever
  • Shingles
  • Dizzy spells
  • Emergency contraception

If your problem persists, it is recommended that you make your next appointment with a GP

The following problems are not suited to an ANP consultation:

  • Ante-natal care of pregnant women or any condition relating to assessment of a woman's pregnancy
  • Mental health issues
  • Fit notes/sick lines - ANPs cannot issue these
  • Medication reviews and alterations - ANPs cannot authorise these

In the case of more complex issues, a GP appointment is recommended

An ANP will also be working with the Duty Doctor and you will usually see an ANP if you request a house call

Information sharing with clinical colleagues

NHS Borders are now using software that can be linked to a patient's medical GP notes.  This has the benefit of allowing the sharing of information between a patient's GP and certain NHS Borders clinical departments.  The aim is to improve patients' experience of healthcare by keeping all parties involved aware of current issues.  The clinical departments currently sharing information via access to GP records are: Mental Health; Child Health; Community Health Services.  Only staff involved in someone's care will have access to records, and information will only be shared if it is relevant to someone's care.  If you have any queries or concerns regarding this, please make an appointment with your GP to discuss things further.  You can of course request that your information is not shared

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