Urgent Care Team
Our Urgent Care Team comprises of Advanced Paramedic Practitioners, Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Practitioners, who are senior health care professionals with additional training, qualifications and experience allowing them to undertake tasks once performed by Doctors. They are experienced at taking a patient history, assessing symptoms, making a diagnosis and instigating treatment or referrals as required.
The team generally see patients with new illness or injury and flares of pre-existing chronic health conditions.
To access the Urgent Care Team, submit a request through AskmyGP. The request will be triaged by a member of the team, they will then contact you to arrange the most appropriate response to your query/ health problem. This could be a telephone consultation, through messaging, face to face appointment or a home visit. The team will prioritise their workload and urgent patients will be dealt with first, however all patients will be managed within 2 working days.
The Urgent Care Team work independently as a practitioner lead team, however have access to a GP if required and meet regularly throughout the day.
Ross Bate – Urgent Care Manager / Advanced Clinical Practitioner
PGDip Advanced Practice, DipPUC, Independent Prescriber
Available: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri
Patrick Kember – Advanced Paramedic
PGDip Advanced Practice
Available: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri
Heather Griffith – Advanced Nurse Practitioner
MSc Professional Studies (Advanced Practice), Independent Prescriber
Nicola Heathcote – Specialist Paramedic
BSc (Hons) Emergency Care
Available: Variable Hours / Days
Miranda Lodge – Nurse Practitioner
DipHE Nursing, Independent Prescriber
Available: Tues, Thurs, Fri