An ANP is a Registered Nurse with additional training for performing tasks – such as diagnosing and prescribing – which are customarily performed by a Physician. A Registered Nurse is educated to Masters Level in Advanced Practice, and assessed as competent in practice using expert knowledge and skills. They have freedom to act and make their own decisions in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of those in their care and are capable of independent practice in a variety of settings. Their role will be tailored not only by their training but their clinical experience as Senior Practitioners. In General Practice, ANPs can consult and work independently but will consult medical colleagues when they need advice.
Lead Nurse and an ANP in the Practice
Alexis is our lead nurse and an ANP in the practice. She has a specialist interest in minor surgery and performs joints injections and toenail surgery.
Claire is one of our ANP’s.
Melanie is a trainee ANP who has a specialist interest in diabetes.
Amy McKenzieMental Health Nurse Practitioner
Julie CromarTrainee ANP
Julie is a trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioner.
Physician Associates are independent practitioners who see patients in much the same way as GP’s do. There is no patient group that they cannot see although they cannot sign prescriptions or return to work certificates.
Ashley SmithPhysician Associate
As Practice pharmacist, Amanda assists the clinical team in the day to day admin of medication requests and provides a range of prescribing and medication advice to the team and patients.
Amanda BissetPractice Pharmacist
HSCP Pharmacy Team
Our extended pharmacy team work with our practice pharmacist to support prescribing practices, patient safety audits and medication queries
(from left to right – Laura Anderson, Lisa Au-Yeung, Kirsty Neave)
The team of midwives will provide care throughout your pregnancy and after your baby is born. Your midwife will plan your antenatal care with you together with your GP and appropriate maternity services. You will be invited to attend antenatal sessions to help you prepare for parenting and to meet other mums-to-be. After your baby is born you will receive midwifery care at home. The midwives can be contacted by telephone (see contacts section) or leave a message on answering machine. However if you require urgent advice at any time please contact the Labour Ward at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital.
The District Nursing team work collaboratively with other members of multidisciplinary agencies to provide a wide range of skilled nursing care to mainly housebound patients in their own home. Specialist areas include care of patients undergoing ambulatory chemotherapy, phlebotomy, complex wound management, continence advice and palliative care. They can be contacted by leaving a message on their answerphone on 768148.
A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.