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Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) Appointments

 

We have recently welcomed Majella Beattie to the practice staff to work as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP). ANPs are nurses who have acquired extra skill-sets that enable them to operate at a higher clinical level than normal practice nurses. An ANP can diagnose, prescribe and manage patient conditions in a way similar to GPs. At the moment our ANP appointments are suitable for the following conditions:-

 

 

Coughs/Colds

Chest/sinus infections

Cold sores/athletes foot

Diarrhoea/constipation

Ear/nose/throat infections

Eye infection/stye/conjunctivitis

Hay fever

Headaches

Indigestion

Impetigo/shingles

Muscular pain

UTIs (but only if the patient does not meet criteria for the Pharmacy service)

Vaginal discharge

Wound infections

 

The ANP clinics are always supported by the Duty Doctor for advice when required.

 

Limitations

 

  1. The ANP clinics are for self-limiting conditions not linked to an on-going medical condition, in other words patients that have a new set of symptoms that are not part of a chronic pre-existing condition

2. If a patient has a recurrent infection they should book an appointment with a GP.

3. Pregnant women and children under five years old should book an appointment with a GP.  

 

We have recently upgraded our telephone system and now offer some services by telephone 24/07. These include prescription request services and an automated cancellation line. As missed appointments cause delays for other patients please do call the cancellation 24/07 to cancel an appointment if you are unable to attend so that it can be used by somebody else.

In order to offer a wider range of services some private clinics are available within the Northcote building. We currently offer private counselling, podiatry and physiotherapy if you are unable to wait for a free NHS appointment or would prefer a private service. We are also hoping to offer a private clinical psychology service in the future. Please contact the Surgery if you are interested in any of these services.

Northcote Surgery would like to offer a warm welcome to Dr Douglas Maxwell who has joined us in the first week of March 2018.

The appointment of Dr Maxwell will lead to the practice having greater appointment capacity.

Doctors Walsh, Willens and Dawes are reducing their clinical commitment at the same time which may lead to a delay in obtaining an appointment with these doctors.

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