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Nurse Practitioners

Mrs Dawn Archman (f)

Nurse practitioner

A Nurse Practitioner is a registered nurse who has also completed specific advanced nursing education and training in the diagnosis and management of common and some complex medical conditions. Nurse Practitioners provide a broad range of health care services.

Nurse Practitioners treat both physical and mental conditions through comprehensive history taking, physical exams, physical therapy, ordering tests and therapies for patients, within scope of practice.

The Nurse Practitioner’s role includes the following:

  • Diagnosing, treating, evaluating and managing acute and chronic illness and disease
  • Take a medical history and perform physical examinations
  • Recognise, diagnose and prescribe for common illnesses and problems
  • Refer to diagnostic services or secondary care providers (I.e. for x-rays, to hospitals)
  • Ordering and interpreting diagnostic studies such as blood tests • Prescribe for acute and chronic illnesses
  • Provide care that focuses on the individual as well as the family with emphasis on health
  • Support people in making healthy lifestyle choices and decisions about their health care
  • Refer to and support other colleagues
  • Arrange a medical certificate to be completed by the doctor

You can book an appointment via the internet with the Nurse Practitioner by registering for our on-line services, please ask at reception.

Please bear in mind when using the on-line service for booking that the Nurse Practitioner does not conduct “nursing” services i.e. wound dressings, blood tests, injections.

Nurses

Ms Paula Massey (f)

Providing care that focuses on the individual as well as the family with emphasis on good health.

Supporting people in making healthy lifestyle choices and decisions about their health care and refer to and support other Health Care Professionals, our practice nurse conducts:

* Treatment room services (wound care, suture removal and dressings)

* Chronic Disease Monitoring Clinics such as Diabetes, Stroke, COPD, Asthma or Coronary Heart Disease reviews

* Cervical Screening

* Childhood immunisations

* vaccinations such as flu, pneumonia or shingles

* injections such as contraceptive injections or B12

* travel vaccines and advice for foreign travel

 

Healthcare Assistants

Mrs Lesley Mann (f)

The Healthcare Assistant assists the practice clinical team in the provision and delivery of prescribed programmes of patient care requested by a health care professional.

If requested by the GP/NP /PN the HCA can provide:

Health surveillance / screening

  • New Patient Health Checks
  • Over 75 Health Checks
  • Electrocardiograph recording
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Pulse rate recording
  • 24 hour blood pressure monitoring
  • Phlebotomy
  • Spirometry
  • Spirometry with reversibility
  • Weight Management / waist measurement
 
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