Sr Amanda Bell

Amanda is a Registered General Nurse with almost 30 years experience. She initially worked as an Accident Emergency Nurse, then moved to General Practice in 1995. As a Practice Nurse she gained qualifications as a Specialist Practitioner in Practice Nursing, Advanced Asthma Management, Advanced Diabetes Care, Breast and Cervical Screening, and Family Planning and Reproductive Sexual Health Care. She ran a nurse-led Diabetes clinic in Macclesfield for several years and also worked as a triage nurse at the Out of Hours Centre in Macclesfield.  In 2004 she further extended her clinical knowledge and skills by becoming an Independent Nurse Prescriber, and in 2007 completed a BSc Nurse Practitioner degree at Lancaster University.  

Amanda's primary role is working alongside the GPs in diagnosing and treating undifferentiated medical conditions and minor illness. She is able to prescribe a wide range of medications and order investigations and tests within her range of expertise. She offers morning and afternoon surgeries with both emergency and pre-bookable appointments.  Amanda has a keen interest in respiratory medicine and is the clinical lead for the surgery's Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) service. She is also the clinical lead for the Chlamydia Screening Programme, and offers a contraception service including the insertion of contraceptive implants.

For more information on the type of problems Amanda can treat, please refer to our Nurse Practitioner Scope Of Practice Leaflet

Telephone Triage

Telephone Triage - How does it work and what is it for?

Priorslegh Medical Centre has operated a telephone triage service for some time, for those not familiar with a triage system here is how it works:

  • If you have an emergency and need to speak to a clinician urgently please phone the surgery in the morning or after 130pm for an afternoon call back
  • Triage is for emergency queries only, that does not include medication request or sick note requests
  • You have to be available to come down to the surgery within 2-3 hours if needed. If you are going to work then it is not an emergency for telephone triage.
  • Your call will be triaged along with nearly 100 other calls in a morning and the same number of calls in the afternoon; this means we cannot give you a time you will be called back.
  • Triage does not always mean you have to come to the surgery, if a clinician feels they are happy discussing your condition with you over the phone they can do a prescription for you if needed and it can be ready to collect the same morning.