Treatment Room Nurses provide care and treatment in a clinic based primary care setting, including supporting screening programmes.
Out of Hours Nurses see and treats patients out of core General Practice hours, working with GPs and paramedics. These nurses are often advanced nurse practitioners who prescribe in their own right.
General Practice Nurses are based in a GP surgery, working closely with General Practitioner colleagues. They provide support to those with long term conditions such as asthma, COPD and diabetes as well as provide travel health support and health screening. GPNs are increasingly Advanced Nurse Practitioners who see, treat and prescribe in their own right.
Health Visitors help new parents, babies and children through their early years. Health visitors offer a pathway of home visits and development checks, offering advice and support for the under 5s and their families.
District Nurse visit patients in their own homes. According to Scottish Government figures, 40% of all community nurses are DNs. A DN provides generalist nursing expertise – their skillset is broad, covering everything from advice and action on staying well, to coordination of complex care, wound care, and end of life care.
Community Mental Health Nurse provide specialist support to those with mental health issues in a range of community settings. There are specialist teams with particular expertise, for example, supporting children and young people or those with addictions.
Community Midwives provide midwifery support to women (and newborns up to 10 days old) at home and in community clinics.
Learning Disability Nurses provide support to those with learning disabilities. From working in schools to residential and community centres or in the home, LD nurses support the health needs of people with learning disabilities, their families and carers
School Nurses work within a school setting, often across a number of schools, providing support and advice, with an emphasis on public health and wellbeing.
Advanced Nurse Practitioners manage the complete care for their patient, not solely any specific condition – able to see, treat and prescribe for patients in their own right. Four pillars of practice define the core role and function of the ANP: Clinical Practice, Leadership, Facilitation of Learning and Evidence, Research and Development.