Nurse Practitioners and Practice Nurses - What they deal with

Appointments With Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs) and Practice Nurses (PNs)

Our ANPs and NPs deal with a wide variety of issues but each category deals with a different set of complaints and we have noted a number of patients who have booked their appointments via patient access have unfortunately done so with the incorrect category.

We have therefore compiled below a list of the different issues ANPs and NPs deal with.

Please could patients refer to this list before making appointments as this will save time and avoid difficulties.

It is also important that patients note that Advanced Nurse Practitioners are able to prescribe medication while Practice Nurses do not under normal circumstances prescribe.

Complaints/issues dealt with by Advanced Nurse Practitioners

  • Ear infections
  • Chesty coughs
  • Sore throat – after over the counter treatment
  • Fever in adults or children
  • Gout
  • Exacerbation of asthma/COPD – make urgent appointment with ANP or GP
  • Eye infections
  • Urinary infections except for cystitis in adult females
  • No urination in 12 hours: child - make urgent appointment with ANP or GP
  • No urination in 24 hours: adult - make urgent appointment with ANP or GP
  • Mental health decline - make urgent appointment with ANP or GP
  • Skin infections – after over the counter treatment
  • Blueish, pale or blotchy skin - make urgent appointment with ANP or GP
  • Redness/swelling around cut/wound, hot to touch - make urgent appt with ANP or GP
  • Thrush – after over the counter treatment
  • Vulnerable patients, safeguarding adult & child, end of life, mental health - make urgent appt with ANP or GP
  • Elderly with confusion/lethargy/ aggression - make urgent appointment with ANP or GP

Complaints/issues dealt with by Practice Nurses

  • Asthma
  • Baby clinic
  • Blood results
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Cervical Smears
  • CKD
  • CHD
  • COPD
  • Depo injection
  • Diabetes/diabetes foot check
  • Diet advice
  • ECG (non-urgent)
  • Flu/pneumo vaccs
  • Hypertension
  • Nabido injections
  • Pill checks
  • Previously prescribed vaccs
  • Prostrap injections
  • Spirometry
  • Stroke reviews
  • Swabs
  • Travel vaccs (form must be completed first)
  • Urgent blood tests
  • Vitamin B12 injections
  • Warfarin/INR injections
  • Whooping cough injections
  • Yellow Fever injections

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