Acute Medicine ANP

1. What does the team do/what are they responsible for?

The ANP team within the speciality of Acute Medicine, currently consisting of 2 ANPs and 1 ANP in training, work alongside a team of Consultants, middle and junior grade doctors on the 55 bedded Acute Medical Unit. The ANPs work autonomously to undertake daily clinical reviews of a cohort of patients until their discharge home or transfer for on-going care. The ANP clinical review process involves working closely with other specialist teams based in both the hospital and community settings.

2. Who’s in the team?

Fran Humphries
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Gary Sheppard
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Johnathan Elliott
Trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioner

3. What is each ANP responsible for?

The Acute Medical Unit is split into 2 halves – a male side and a female side. In order to provide continuity of care Fran works predominantly on the male side and Gary works predominantly on the female side. Johnathan meanwhile, as a trainee, is required to work alongside his consultant mentor and can include working in A+E, the Ambulatory Care Unit and the Acute Medical Unit. In addition to the daily clinical reviews, the ANP team are currently in the process of developing a clinical skills training programme in order to perform lumbar punctures, ascitic taps and cannula insertion via ultra sound guidance.

4. How do I contact the team?

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