I know GP's are protective of their role but there is a shortage at present especially in OOH.
GP's wish to come in at the last minute to get higher pay rates which puts an already underfunded service under pressure
Advanced Nurse Practitioners have worked in general practice for years
We trained to take histories, assess,examine,diagnose ,refer for tests /X-rays or to hospital.
We can do 80% of GP work and no we aren't slower. I work in OOH in England and NI at same pace as the GP I work with next door.
We can complement your service we aren't looking to take over the role as scaremongers like to advise. We want recognition and to be valued for the job we do
Ps Rachel some ANPs are now employing GPs so be careful who you are degrading , you may work with us some day
We are competing at your standard. You would be bored if you had to get bogged down in the GP minutiae. Give us a chance and you could actually appreciate us
Sad that Drs see us Advanced Nurse Practitioners as a threat. We can work alongside each other (given the chance ) we are experienced and no we don't work at half the speed ( honest anonymous) we work at equal speed for half your money
You should realise we can do a lot of your work,probably the bits you prefer not to do. Don't be insecure , give us a chance