A Practice Nurse Practitioner is an experienced practice nurse who has undertaken further advanced study and clinical training.
They support the doctors with the practice work and home visits to the elderly and those with multimorbidity. They coordinate the medical care and this involves communicating with patients, district nurses, and teams of other specialists, hospitals and chemists.
They play an important role in promoting vaccinations. They take part in the management of chronic wounds according to doctor’s recommendations.
There are two qualifications called VERAH and NäPa. Both have similar quality requirements. This system strengthens primary care in the delivery of healthcare in the community.