Advanced Nurse Practitioners
Nurse Practitioners can give you treatment and advice where you may have seen a doctor in the past. Our nurse practitioners are all experienced nurses who have had extra training and they can write prescriptions and refer you to other services, if needed.
They deal with same day appointments and are able to see most patients. They will always ask a doctor to see a patient if they need to. The Nurse Practitioners are fully supported by the GP team at Royal Primary Care. Our nurse practitioners can help you with:
- Sore throat
- Stomach pains
- Diarrhoea and sickness
- Red eye, stye
- Allergic reactions
- Rash, skin infections
- Cystitis, thrush
- Minor injuries
- Emergency contraception
Clinical Lead for Staveley and Inkersall
Safeguarding Lead for Staveley
Safeguarding Lead for Ashgate, Holme Hall and Whittington
I joined the ambulance service in 2004 where I remained for 14 years. I qualified as a Paramedic in 2008 then went on to gain my BSc in Emergency Care. I decided that I'd had enough of racing around in emergency care and needed a new challenge. I have since studied at Derby university for a Masters in Advanced Clinical Practice.
When I took up the opportunity to work in Primary Care in 2018, it was unusual for Paramedics to work in this sector of health care but now is becoming the norm. Since working for Royal Primary Care I took up the opportunity to challenge myself further and have taken on the role of Safeguarding lead for our area.
My interests are trying to bring my profession forward and into Primary care, and out of work I enjoy my classic cars.
Works 4 days per week at RPC South
I qualified August 1994 after completing my training at Chesterfield and North Derbyshire School of nursing. (CNDSN) On completing my training my first post was as a staff nurse in accident and emergency at Queens Medical Centre Nottingham (QMC) where I undertook the University of Nottingham trauma course.
I subsequently worked on ICU at QMC and was the transplant co-ordinator for the unit. I worked at the Stapleford Walk in Centre/Lift site as senior nurse to set up and manage a new service. In this post I was also the named nurse for child protection.
I then under took a role setting up a Walk in centre in Kirkby in Ashfield, again working as the named nurse for child protection. Then transferring and setting up this service at Kingsmill Hospital as Primary Care 24 (PC24) an integrated Primary Care Centre within the Accident and Emergency, undertaking training with the Safeguarding leadership Academy and working as the named nurse for child protection.
I then took a post as a nurse practitioner with Derbyshire health United predominantly working on the pilot for the streaming /primary care service at CNDRH as well as covering multiple sites across north Derbyshire, before joining what was Blue Dykes Surgery in 2014 as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner with special interest in muscular skeletal and trauma, currently safeguarding lead for both adults and children across the two sites.
Ebby Chanzu (Trainee ANP)
Michelle Franklin (Trainee ANP)
Works 4 days a week at RPC East
I qualified as a Adult nurse with my degree in 2010 and began my career working on the renal unit in Sheffield, caring for patients with acute and chronic kidney failure. When I became a ward sister in 2017 I moved to outpatient haemodialysis services for 18 months, then moved back to the acute inpatient unit. Here I also completed my V300 non-medical prescribing qualification in 2018. I was also heavily involved in student nurse mentorship and completed a degree module in Mentorship for the Health Professionals in 2013.
I do have a special interest in Chronic Kidney Disease, along with teaching and education for nurses, however the need to work closer to home and wanting opportunities to expand my knowledge and pursue something new had me choose the move to RPC in 2019 into a Practice Nurse role.
I completed my PGCert Practice Nursing in 2020, a COPD degree module in 2021 and eventually became a senior member of the team, managing all long-term conditions and performing all treatment duties. I also was the Learning Environment Manager for the RPC nursing team for 2 years.
It has long been my career goal to become an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, and I was lucky enough to be supported by and offered this role with RPC and in September 2023 I began my training and Masters degree towards this at University of Sheffield.
In my spare time you will mainly find me in the gym, or watching/playing/coaching netball or following the Formula 1 racing. I like to watch many types of sports.
Stefani Hawkins (Trainee ANP)
RGN (Derby 1994) BMedSci (Sheffield 2000)
Works 4 days per week at RPC South
I undertook my Registered General Nurse training in Derby and Qualified in 1994, I then worked in Gynaecology for a couple of years after qualifying in the now Royal Derby Hospital. During a break from nursing I did a BSc Botany & Zoology, at the University of Sheffield, but continued to nurse part time throughout. I started at RPC Clay Cross as a Practice Nurse in 2000, gaining a wide variety of experience in Primary Health Care, and gaining Specialist Practitioner status on the Nursing & Midwifery Councils register with the attainment of a B.Med.Sci Specialist Community Nursing & Health Care Practice Degree, again at the University of Sheffield. I have been a Non – Medical Prescriber since 2011 and am on the ARTP / BTS register for those certified in performance and interpretation of Spirometry.
I am currently undertaking a Masters Degree in Advanced Clinical Practice at Sheffield Hallam University, and have special interests in Chronic Disease Management (Respiratory and Diabetes), Dermatology, Minor Illness’s and of course Women’s Health.