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Nurse Practitioners

Ms Karen Easson (f)

Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP)

The ANP works autonomously and is accountable for own professional actions.

  • Undertakes Clinical Nursing Practice at an advanced level using expert knowledge and clinical skills to deliver holistic care to people accessing primary health care services.
  • Assessess, diagnoses and treats patients:
    • attending primary health care services with a range of acute, non-acute and chronic medical conditions
    • in surgery or own home who require acute medical attention and refer to appropriate further care.
  • Directly admits patients to secondary care hospital in acute medical need.
  • Refers patients:
    • to other medical specialities if deemed appropriate.
    • as appropriate to other members of the multidisciplinary team, secondary care and to other statutory and voluntary organisations including referral for x-ray.
  • Has undertaken x-ray training as required by Tayside Health Board.
  • Undertakes and interprets a range of diagnostic tests and routine clinical procedures e.g. cytology, venepuncture, blood pressure monitoring etc.
  • Makes critical judgments of the highest order to satisfy the expectations and demands of the job  e.g. first contact with patients presenting acutely and manages care in the prescence/absence of protocols.
  • Makes decisions where preceents do not exist, where appropriate without recourse to others  e.g. direct referral of patients to Hospital consultants without prior reference to other medical colleagues.
  • Works within
    • professional guidelines and codes of conduct.
    • all relevant practice policies and procedural guidelines  e.g. infection control, chaperoning, risk management.
  • Extended and supplementary prescriber.


Alison Sneddon (f)

Senior Practice Nurse

RGN, BA Nursing Studies (Specialist Qualification practice Nursing), Family Planning Certificate,  Asthma Diploma, Diabetes Diploma, COPD Diploma, Nurse Prescriber.

Lorraine Forsyth (f)
RGN, BSc Nursing, Asthma Diploma, Management of Diabetes (Level 3), Diploma in Reproductive Health & Family Planning (Level 3),  Nurse Prescriber.
Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

Healthcare Assistants

Paula J Raitt (f)
Michelle Hill (f)
Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
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