Advanced Nurse Practitioners
Advanced Nurse Practitioners are specialised nurses who have a lot of experience working in primary
care (with GPs) and who have undergone higher professional training to become practitioners. In
practical terms this means they have had extensive university-led training in a range of subjects
including physical examination, managing illnesses and injuries and pharamacology and prescribing.
All our advanced nurse practitioners are nurse prescribers and are very comfortable managing a
wide range of acute (i.e. recent onset) problems. They are independent and used to investigating,
diagnosing and treating a wide range of common General Practice illnesses and injuries. We use
deal with more complex, chronic (i.e. longstanding) problems.
Our ANPs are excellent but they are not trained in some areas that GPs specialise in - such as
mental health, chronic or complex pain, complications of pregnancy and long term, incurable
Our ANPs all bring their own previous training, expertise and special areas of interest to their work.
They also run some follow-up clinics for problems that don't resolve after the first visit.
Tel: 01903 234844 Prescription Requests: 01903 282803
Fax: 01903 231734
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Advanced Nurse Practitioner BA(Hons), BSc(Hons), RGN, EN
Wendy began her nursing career in 1978 as an Enrolled Nurse in the army
before converting to a Registered Nurse. She gained experience in
orthopaedic wards and A&E before transferring to community nursing. After
an Open University degree she trained as a district nursing sister. In 2004 she
became a Practice Nurse and began a steep learning curve, which included
diplomas in asthma, diabetes, sexual health/family planning and management
of hypertension and heart disease. She is writing her dissertation for a
Masters degree (Advanced Nurse Practitioner). She joined the team at
Worthing Medical Group in March 2011. Her duties now mainly consist of
mixed chronic disease management/ family planning clinics and rapid access
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Advanced Nurse Practitioner RGN, DN PGCHSCE, PgDip
Sarah trained as a Registered General Nurse in Exeter, where she later
worked as a Staff Nurse specialising in Neurology and Infectious
Diseases, prior to qualifying as a District Nursing Sister. Since then,
Sarah has returned to University to qualify as a Lecturer, and also
gained additional experience and qualifications in the management of
complex long-term conditions whilst she was employed locally as a
Her main area of responsibility within the practice lies with the care of
the elderly, particularly those in Nursing Homes - though she retains
an interest in infectious diseases, having completed a course in Travel
Medicine at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in 2011.
This year Sarah was awarded her Post-Graduate Diploma in Advanced
Nurse Practitioner Studies.
These are the degrees and
diploma in nursing awarded by
universities and hospitals.
They include: RN, RGN, RMN,
These are qualifications and
exams taken after
qualification and represent
additional study and higher
Certified Nurse Practitioner
Master of Science