Barbara,our Nurse Practitioner was an experienced qualified nurse who undertook a three-year degree course in addition to her basic nursing qualification. This allows her to treat patients with any health problems, minor or major, She has been trained to assess them using both her nursing knowledge and expertise and where appropriate, other procedures not normally undertaken by nurses such as physical examination. She is an experienced practice nurse and continues to provide advice and oversee the management of chronic conditions i.e. Diabetes, Asthma, Hypertension, Coronary Heart Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Family Planning and where necessary can refer to hospital consultants.
Wendy joined the practice at the beginning of October and she will be working alongside Barbara.