|Nurse Sally Wood (f)|
Bramhall and Shaw Heath Medical Group are very pleased to announce the arrival of a new member of our clinical team.
Sister Wood is a very experienced and highly trained Advanced Nurse Practitioner who has worked in this advanced clinical role since 2012. Sister Wood has worked in the NHS for nearly 30 years as a nurse both within the hospital setting and in general practice.
Advanced Nurse Practitioners are Registered Nurses who have done extra training and academic qualifications to be able to examine, assess, make diagnoses, treat, prescribe and make referrals for patients who present with undiagnosed/undifferentiated problems.
In the modern NHS, Advanced Nurse Practitioners work in hospital Emergency Departments, hospital inpatient and outpatient departments, GP out-of-hours services and many GP practices throughout the country.
In addition to working for our practice where she works alongside our GPs, Sister Wood also works for an NHS urgent primary care out-of-hours provider where, due to her high level of qualification and experience, she autonomously and independently assesses and treats acutely unwell children and adults on a regular basis without any doctors being present on-site.
Sister Wood will initially be working in the practice on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays when she will be assessing and treating patients presenting acute problems. She will usually be making initial telephone assessments (‘triaging’) and then booking patients into appropriate urgent appointment slots the same day either with herself, or sometimes a GP if this is deemed more appropriate. Sister Wood will be seeing and treating patients of all ages (apart from babies less than 12 weeks old, and pregnant mothers).