The Triage Team

What is Triage?

The purpose of ‘triage’ is to ensure that all patients are dealt with fairly by an appropriate member of the clinical team and to ensure that problems are dealt with urgently if necessary. 

Our GPs work alongside a fantastic team of staff who together help to manage patient problems more efficiently. Other clinicians at the practice include:

Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP) have undertaken specialist training and manage many common minor illnesses. They are able to deal with the majority of these problems without reference to a doctor. However, if necessary they will ask a doctor to review a patient. They are able to prescribe the full range of medications. Examples of what our Advanced Nurse Practitioners deal with include:

  • Childhood illnesses
  • Cough, sore throat, earache
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea and sickness
  • Red eye, stye
  • Rash, skin infections
  • Allergic reactions
  • Cystitis, thrush, vaginal problems
  • Minor injuries, including lacerations, foreign body removal and burns
  • Emergency contraception
  • General health advice

Practice Nurses perform a wide range of traditional nursing roles such as dressings, wound management, injections/ immunisations, blood tests, blood pressures, ECGs. Many of our practice nurses have taken further training to obtain expertise in chronic disease management such as Asthma/COPD and Diabetes.

Clinical Pharmacists are highly qualified health professionals who have trained to become specialists in medicines and how they work. Examples of what our Clinical Pharmacists deal with include:

  • Medication queries such as side effects and interactions of medicines
  • Medication reviews for long term conditions 
  • Monitoring of conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure