ADVANCED NURSE PRACTIONERS.
They are based at Wychbury Medical Centre and Cradley Road Medical practice offering a service for patients who feel they need an appointment that is urgent and needs to be seen the same day.
Appointments can be made in the normal way at reception.
They are able to see most patients with the exception of mental health related problems, pregnancy related problems or a problem that is ongoing that you have already seen the doctor for.
They have completed training which qualifies them to assess, diagnose, treat and initiate further tests/and or referrals as indicated the same as the doctor can
They are both able to prescribe medication.
This service has been introduced to allow you to see a fully qualified clinician quickly. This will help to relieve the heavy demand on our current system. As a result it should increase more doctors appointments to be available for those patients with chronic or complex conditions.
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