IMPORTANT INFORMATION

-48 HOUR PRESCRIPTION ORDER POLICY
-ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY TOWARDS ALL STAFF NO ABUSE WILL BE ACCEPTED
-UNREASONABLE DEMANDS ON SPECIFIC CLINICIANS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AS PER PRACTICE POLICY

IMPORTANT PRACTICE INFORMATION

THERE IS A 48 HOUR PRESCRIPTION ORDER POLICY WITHOUT EXCEPTION – SEE LINK ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY TOWARDS ALL STAFF – NO ABUSE WILL BE ACCEPTED UNREASONABLE DEMANDS ON SPECIFIC CLINICIANS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AS PER PRACTICE POLICY

Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP)

Advanced Nurse Practitioner ANP

The ANP is a Registered Nurse with additional training for performing tasks – such as diagnosing and prescribing – which are customarily performed by a Physician. A Registered Nurse is educated to Masters Level in Advanced Practice, and assessed as competent in practice using expert knowledge and skills. They have freedom to act and make their own decisions in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of those in their care and are capable of independent practice in a variety of settings. Their role will be tailored not only by their training but their clinical experience as Senior Practitioners. In General Practice, ANPs can consult and work independently but will consult medical colleagues when they need advice.

They can assess symptoms and build a picture of a patient’s condition, treat minor health problems, infections, minor injuries and prescribe medication where necessary. They can also often manage more complicated problems, for instance, patients presenting with long-term health conditions, such as diabetes and COPD. 

What can Advanced Nurse Practitioners help with?

  • complex patient reviews/assessments
  • diagnosing acute and chronic conditions
  • treatment of minor illnesses
  • prescribing and reviewing medication
  • advising on prescribed medication
  • evaluating treatment plans
  • managing conditions holistically
  • ensuring joined-up call for all patients