Advanced Nurse Practitioner Service
We provide an Advanced Nurse Practitioner Service. We have five Advanced Nurse Practitioners – Sandy Reid, Lisa Jones, Claudine Evetts, Louise Savage and Colin Kirkham.
If you have a medical problem for which you think you need to be seen on the same day because you feel unable to wait for the next available doctors appointment, you will be seen by one of our Advanced Nurse Practitioners.
The Advanced Nurse Practitioner Service operates Monday to Friday 8.30am until 6.00pm.
Please be aware that The Westgate Practice works as a team and therefore the reception staff may need to enquire about your symptoms so that they can direct you to the appropriate health care provider.
What is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner?
An Advanced Nurse Practitioner is a highly qualified and experienced nurse who has undertaken extensive training to be able to assess, investigate, diagnose and treat patients together with the ability to prescribe medications.
The Advanced Nurse Practitioners can refer patients on to other appropriate agencies and admit patients to hospital if required.
What can the Advanced Nurse Practitioners see and treat?
Our Advanced Nurse Practitioners can see and treat patients for a wide range of problems such as:
· Shortness of breath
· Abdominal pains
· Urinary problems (painful urination, frequency of urination, blood in urine etc.)
· Advice on contraception (including emergency contraception)
· PV discharge/thrush
· Joint pains/Back pain
· Fever/Flu like symptoms
· Sore throat
· Earache/ear problems
· Nose bleeds
· Rash/Allergic reactions/hayfever
· Skin infection
· Worsening of eczema
· Eye problems
Please note that this list is not exhaustive.