Vicky Gaunt – Nurse Practitioner

Vicky has a nursing and midwifery background

spanning 30 years in both the U.K. and Rotorua

and the last 16 years in Primary Care.

Vicky is now registered as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) in Primary Care and joined Rotorua Medical Group in 2017, primarily based at Central Health.

Nurse Practitioner is a relatively new role and recognises expert nurses who work within a specific area of practice, incorporating advanced knowledge and skills. Nurse Practitioners provide a wide range of assessment and treatment interventions. These include differential diagnoses, ordering, conducting and interpreting diagnostic and laboratory tests, administering therapies and prescribing medicines within their specific area of practice.

This is a huge opportunity for greater patient access to services within our group practice.