Nurse Practitioners

Mrs Linda McDonald
Ms Berenice Lindores

Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs) in training are senior Registered Nurses who are working towards further qualifications to an advanced level. They have experience and advanced clinical skills to:


• Take a full medical history, carry out physical assessments and examinations


• Make a diagnosis and agree a treatment plan including self  management and prescription, where appropriate.  ANPs are qualified to prescribe medication


• Take further investigations such as bloods, breathing tests, ECG etc

• Refer on to the Duty GP or make arrangements for review with their usual GP

Patients with an acute or short term illness will be offered appointments with the ANP at the earliest opportunity/on the same day. The ANPs will have access to a GP for advice and support and will consult with them as needed. GPs will still be available for more complicated cases

Patients over the age of 1 year can get an appointment to be reviewed 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

  • Aches and pains (including back pain)

  • Fever/high temperature

  • Rashes

  • 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


Nurses

Mrs Dena Walsh
Mrs Gail Stewart

Practice Nurses work closely with the GPs to ensure the continued health and wellbeing of patients.  They deliver clinics for long term conditions for example Asthma, COPD, Diabetes, Vascular, Well Woman checks, Contraception checks/injections.  They perform a variety of tests and procedures including breathing tests and cervical smears.  Routine appointments are 15 minutes in length and can be booked in the usual way

COPD Pre-Clinic Symptoms Record

Asthma Pre-Clinic Record Sheet

Spirometry Patient Information


Health Practitioners

Mrs Caroline Lyall

Caroline is our General Practice Physiotherapist.  She is an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner.  Caroline is available to assess bone, joint and muscle issues that have recently occurred.  She can give you tailored treatment and advice and refer you on to other services if required


Healthcare Assistants

Mrs Heather Robertson
Ms Denise O'Brien

Healthcare assistants carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one

Phlebotomy Clinics are held five mornings a week, by appointment. These include warfarin tests using the finger prick blood test CoaguChek XS plus system

Blood Pressure Record Sheet

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