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Castlegate & Derwent Surgery Isel Road, Cockermouth, CA13 9HT Tel: 01900 705750

Meet our Advanced Practitioner Team

Our team of Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs), Sharon, Sue and Sam have been in the nursing profession for 86 year collectively. Within that time they have gained experience in a wide range of community, hospital and university settings. All three are Registered Nurses who have obtained a  Masters(MSc) degree in Advanced Practice. The extra training ANPs do allows them to be able to examine, assess, make diagnosis, prescribe and refer patients with a known or undiagnosed problems. They are able to make a comprehensive physical and/ or mental health assessment. It is often considered a hybrid role encompassing qualities of a nurse and a skillset traditionally associated with doctors.

With increasing demand for appointments in general practice, we have needed to adapt to meet needs. Our ANPs allow for a quicker access to medical services, dealing with same day demand for appointments. ANPs are able to deal with a range of problems including some complex cases, allowing the GPs to deal with the most complex issues.

The list of conditions our ANPs can see is extensive and cannot be easily summarised. Therefore if you are unsure who you need to see, our reception staff are here to help. It is important you provide our reception team with information regarding your problem, to ensure you are seen by the appropriate health care professional. As well as face to face appointments our ANPs provide a telephone triage system to manage both queries/ problems over the phone and then arrange an appointment, in a suitable timescale and with the appropriate person for those who need to come into surgery.

 

Published: Jun 5, 2019

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