Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Mrs Jill Hutchinson, RGN, Dip NS, BSc, INP, ACS
Mr Jon Johnson, VR Maj (Ret’d) QARANC (V), RGN, ECP, ANP
Nurse Practitioners are qualified to see patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed medical problems, and to make detailed assessment of their health care needs, based on their combined medical and nursing knowledge, including clinical skills that you may not have traditionally associated with nurses, such as history taking, physical examination, diagnoses, and prescribing of medicines. Nurse Practitioners can also directly refer patients to clinical specialists, such as hospital consultants.
Sister Pip Wigglesworth, RGN
Practice Nurses are fully trained in a wide range of skills including immunisations, health promotion, contraception and management of long-term conditions e.g. advise on diet and lifestyle choices, coronary heart disease, hypertension, asthma, diabetes, smoking cessation and obesity. Practice Nurses can extend their skills at Diploma Level and see many patients who previously would have seen the Doctor.
The Nursing Team run various Nurse-led clinics for diabetes, asthma, coronary heart disease and COPD as well as providing general nursing services, dressings, removal of sutures and blood tests.
Sarah will be joining the team in early May and whilst she undergoes training she will be providing a phlebotomy service (taking bloods) only. Sarah has been a phlebotomist for over 10 years for a number of hospitals so has plenty of experience. We are delighted she is joining the team.