Although traditionally seen as an emergency service, many of our patients do not have emergency life threatening conditions, but do require same-day or urgent care. It is therefore not appropriate to take these patients to A&E.
Our Advanced Practitioners will look at finding alternatives, whether by treating the patients themselves, referring them to appropriate partners in the community or bypassing A&E with direct admissions into hospital. They provide assessment and treatment in person (sometimes in partnership with a GP Practice), or by a phone/video consultation.
Advanced Practitioners are experienced, highly educated, registered health professional who manages the complete clinical care for their patient, not solely any specific condition. They are educated at post registration Masters-level in advanced practice.