Is an Advanced Nurse Practioner at a doctor's surgery able to refer a patient to a Consultant and write a Deferral letter for a patient who will need to defer their university place this year due to illness?
It is a new system as we have just amalgamated with other practices. I rang for a follow up GP appointment and was told I have to see the ANP, I asked if she would be able to do the two things I have mentioned above and was just told quite curtly "they can do lots of things". I am concerned about wasting time waiting for this appointment next week if I do need to see a GP as I have had more and worsening symptoms over the last month.
Maybe they can, maybe they can't but what they can do is get quick access to a GP if it is necessary. I know you are concerned about wasting their time, but this is one hoop you just may have to jump through to get what you need. You may not even need to see the GP for them to facilitate this for you, they would take them on their assessment of you.