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New member of the team Posted on 19 Dec 2017

We have a new member of staff joining the team she will start on 2nd January.  She will be working all day Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and Thursday mornings, her name is Paula Pengelly

As a nurse practitioner/prescriber she can do most of the things that our doctors can do 

Do I need to see a GP or the Nurse Practitioner?

Nurse Practitioners are all trained specialist nurses who have undertaken additional education in order to provide advanced nursing care. They can provide treatment and advice for many problems for which you may have seen a Doctor for in the past.  Their main areas of expertise are in the management of common illnesses and long term conditions. The Nurse Practitioner can assess and examine you, make a diagnosis and provide advice, organise blood tests or x-rays if appropriate, and treatment including a prescription if required.  She can make referrals to hospital doctors or other health care professionals, and admit patients into hospital when necessary.  Unfortunately they are unable legally to sign a “Fit Note” for work, but if she feels you require one she can arrange this with the oncall GP.  The Nurse Practitioner works closely with your GP and will liaise frequently with them about your care.

 Same Day Appointments

She can see you on the day for the following -

 wounds                                      scalds                   burns

acute back pain                         joint sprains           shingles                        rashes

chest infection                           thrush                     headache                     diarrhoea

urinary tract infections              constipation           haemorrhoids                vomiting

swollen glands                          cystitis                     tonsillitis                        earache                 

flu-like illnesses                        cough                      sinusitis                             

raised temperature                   sore throat              

Routine Appointments

Newly diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes     Diabetic Reviews

New Hypertension diagnosis              Asthma/COPD reviews

Spirometry results                              Smoking cessation (including prescribing)

New Asthma/COPD diagnosis

 

 

What she CANNOT deal with

Problems associated with pregnancy

Mental health issues

 

Children under 5 years old

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