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In line with NHS guidelines Biddlestone Health Group is now operating a telephone triage appointment system.

When you ring a receptionist will take your details and ask you breif reason about why you need to speak to a doctor, they will then arrange for the doctor to phone you back to discuss your symptoms and the best course of action.

Please note the doctor will try twice to make contact.

If you need to order your prescription you do this on our 24hour automated telephone line.  Please call 0191 2650785

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) are a Registered Nurse, educated at Master’s Level in clinical practice, have been assessed as competent in practice using their expert clinical knowledge and skills.

Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) come from a range of professional backgrounds such as Pharmacy, Paramedics, Occupational Therapy and Nursing. Educated to Master’s level, are competent in practice using expert clinical knowledge and skills.

Advanced practice is a level of practice, rather than a type of practice

Both ANP and ACP make professionally autonomous decisions, for which they are accountable. They have the freedom and authority to act, making independent decisions in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of patients. Able to make referrals to hospitals, community teams, Social Services and Voluntary organisations.

Treating patients with on-going health issues, also undiagnosed problems. Using problem solving and decision-making skill.

Working within the team of General Practitioners, Practice Nurses, and Reception staff at Biddlestone Practice.

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