Cerina Altenburg (Nurse Practitioner, Mental Health Life Span)
Dr Pip Tremewan
What is a nurse practitioner (NP)?
Nurse practitioners (NP) are nurses who have undertaken further study to Master’s level and have been endorsed in the role by the Nursing Council. NP’s are authorised to work in an advanced role that includes assessing, diagnosing, ordering tests and prescribing medications for patients.
In primary care, a NP’s role overlaps with that of a GP and they offer the same range of services.