Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are trained specialists nurses. They have undertaken additional medical education in order to diagnose and treat both acute illness and chronic conditions and can prescribe medication.
Our NP is an experienced nurse who, through further education and specialist training, has developed her skills and knowledge in order to offer extended services to patients. While not being a replacement for Doctors, she can provide some aspects of care previously provided by the Doctors.
Our NP can diagnose, treat, prescribe medication, and, if necessary, refer patients to the hospital. If they feel you need to see a GP, they can arrange this for you. the NP can also see patients either in the Surgery or at home visits. Patients asking for “same day” appointments are likely to see the Nurse Practitioner which frees up the GPs to see patients with chronic or complex conditions. Patients being seen in A&E or at NHS24 usually see Nurse Practitioners and the Surgery has adopted this same structure.