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Advanced Nurse Practitioners

Kerry Whitley, Fiona Wentel, Jane Austin and Karen Moody are our qualified ANPs

Our Practitioners can assess, diagnose and treat illness and prescribe medication. They can refer you for further tests, to one of our own GP’s or to a hospital doctor as appropriate.

You may be asked for a brief description of your problem when booking an appointment with our Nurse Practitioners. This will enable our Patient Services team to book you in with the appropriate clinician. Our Patient Services team will deal with your enquiry confidentially and discretely.

You can book an on the day appointment or a telephone consultation on the following days:

Kerry: Monday – Thursday

Jane: Monday – Wednesday

Fiona: Thursday and Friday

Karen: Fridays

The types of conditions the nurse practitioner can diagnose and services they offer are:

Contraception advice

Coughs/colds/flu*

Cystitis

Medical swabs

Cervical Swabs

Basic eye problems

Sexual health screening (Please see Kerry or Fiona)

Emergency contraception

Throat infections

HRT reviews

Ear infections

Fungal infections

Sinusitis

Bites*

Piles

Chest infections

Musculoskeletal problems

Implant fitting and change

(Fiona only)

Eczema

New patient checks

Mole examinations

Lump examinations

Rashes

Diarrhoea and vomiting*

Shingles

* Your pharmacist should be the first post of call for these conditions. If your symptoms do not improve or get worse then make an appointment with the Nurse Practitioner.

In summary, it is appropriate to see the Advanced Nurse Practitioner for any acute illness where you would have previously booked an ’on the day’ doctor’s appointment.

Our Advanced Nurse Practitioners will triage all on the day urgent appointments. There will always be a GP available to refer to if your condition requires a GP’s opinion.

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