Advanced Nurse Practitioners

We are delighted to have two Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs) working with us at Woodhead Medical Practice.  Kerry Donoghue has completed her training as a ANP and works Tuesday morning in the practice.  Michelle Dalgarno is in training as an ANP having worked as a District Nursing Sister for many years and works in the practice on Monday afternoon and Friday morning.

ANPs are highly experienced and educated nurses who are able to assess, investigate, diagnose, and prescribe. They can deal with a variety of problems including respiratory infections, ear ache, urine infections, bowel or digestive problems, skin conditions and rashes and joint or muscle problems.

If you are calling the surgery, our receptionists will ask for a brief description of your problem. This is to ensure that you receive an appointment with the most appropriate person. Our ANPs can manage many health care problems without the need for you to see a GP.

Prescription Requests

Prescriptions will be available for collection on the following basis:
Requests made before 5.00pm will be ready for collection two working days later after 2pm. For example, prescriptions requested on a Monday will be available for collection on Wednesday after 2pm. If you are calling to request a medication not on your repeat prescription, please ensure you have advised us of an up to date contact number. If the doctor requires any more information before issuing a prescription, we will call you to discuss this.

Please do not phone to confirm your prescription is ready as this blocks our telephone lines and generates a large amount of work for reception staff.  Prescription requests made 10 days or more early are unlikely to be granted unless a reason is given i.e. if you need medication sooner for example due to holiday then please let us know.  You may be asked to attend the surgery on occasions for a review of your medication.

You can find out more about this subject on our Prescription Requests page.