We have two Practice Nurses and one Nurse Practitioner at the Red House Group, providing a wide range of nursing care.
- Estella Willems
Advanced Nurse Practitioners are nurses who are educated to a higher level allowing them to review, diagnose and treat so they can safely manage patients presenting with undifferentiated and undiagnosed conditions. They are able to prescribe medication that is appropriate to the presenting condition and if necessary, refer onto secondary care and organise diagnostic tests as required.
Advanced Nurse Practitioners are able to see patients of all ages and often have backgrounds in acute care such as Emergency Departments. They work independently but also have close communication with the General Practitioners allowing them to discuss any cases with them as necessary.
Advanced Nurse Practitioners are not able to sign Fit Notes or see Pregnancy related issues. Locally at the Red House Group Advanced Nurse Practitioner do not see conditions related to Mental Health or Children under 2 years of age.
- Melpomeni Baimpou
- Claire Winter
Practice Nurses are fully trained in a wide range of skills including immunisations, health promotion, contraception and management of long-term conditions e.g. advice 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 and removal of sutures.