RGN Independent/Supplementary Nurse Prescriber
Jane is an experienced nurse who qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1990 in
Sheffield. Since qualifying Jane has worked in various specialities within the hospital
environment. She also has experience working within the military setting. From 2006 – June 2013 Jane was employed as a Practice Nurse at Sleaford Medical Group where she expanded her role to become a minor illness/triage nurse.
Jane successfully completed her Minor Injuries training during 2011 and has more recently
undertaken the Assessment and Management of Minor Illness Course with the University of
Teeside. She is also an Independent/supplementary nurse prescriber which enables her to
prescribe medication for patients within her level of competency. This will offer increased
flexibility for patients who would otherwise have needed to wait and see the doctor as well as freeing up doctors time to care for those patients with more complex healthcare needs.
Jane will work full-time within the practice, acting within her professional boundaries
seeking advice from GP as required and understands the need to refer more complex
patients into GP care. She will take an initial history, undertake a clinical assessment,
diagnose and manage patients presenting with a minor illness. The role will also include
assessment of patients who present to the surgery as an emergency as well as those with minor injuries.