The Role of the Advanced Nurse Practioner - ANP

The Role of the Advanced Nurse Practitioner-(ANP)


Advanced Nurse Practitioners are highly skilled and are trained at Masters Level in advanced clinical skills such as advanced health assessment and prescribing. This allows them to:



  • Take a full medical history

  • Carry out physical assessment and examinations

  • Make diagnosis and carry out treatment

  • Prescribe medications

  • Plan follow up treatment

  • Refer patients for investigations


They can see you for the following:



  • Sinusitis, sore throat and earache

  • Chest infections, coughs and asthma

  • Conjunctivitis, allergic eye conditions and blood shot eyes

  • Diarrhoea and vomiting, abdominal pains, heartburn, indigestion and constipation

  • Cystitis, thrush, vaginal discharge, contraception and menstrual disorders

  • Rashes, stings, abscess, eczema/dermatitis, acne and wound infections

  • Back pain, soft tissue injuries and muscle strains

  • Mental health : Anxiety and depression

  • Manage long term conditions such as high blood pressure or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)



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