New member of Staff

From the middle of July 2019, we will be employing a new member of staff. Our new member of staff should bring a better availability of appointments for our patients.

Jackie Spencer will be working as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) within our team and will work on three days a week (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday). The job of an ANP is very much like a GP’s job. However, there are a few things she won’t be able to deal with. We have, therefore, put some information below for you to determine if an appointment with Jackie could be appropriate for you. Please, read this information at your leisure. You can always come back to it later.

What is an ANP?

An ANP, or Advanced Nurse Practitioner, is a highly skilled medical professional who works on a more or less even level to a GP.

However, she is unable to do any of the following:

  • Write you a renewal of your fit note (however, if you see her for a chest infection and need a fit note as a result of that, she can ask the doctor to do one for you)
  • Do your smear
  • See patients with pregnancy-related problems (however, if you have a chest infection and are also pregnant, that is fine)
  • See children under the age of 6 months
  • See you for the sole reason of doing a blood test the doctor requested

If you are uncertain, please discuss this with the receptionist.

At the time of booking an appointment, the receptionist will ask you the reason for your appointment to help you book an appointment with the most appropriate person.