My job

‘It is a privilege to work with people who are at their most vulnerable’

Advanced nurse practitioner Ann Collins talks about her work with older people
Ann Collins

Queen's Nurse and advanced nurse practitioner Ann Collins talks about her work with older people with mental health needs

What is your job?

I work as an advanced nurse practitioner (ANP) for Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust in an older adult community mental health service.

As an ANP, I work alongside medical staff and with the wider service to offer additional and enhanced support to the assessment, formulation and review of treatment plans for older adults with mental health needs.

My role also involves monitoring medication and I run a nurse-led clinic for people who need supervision from mental health services because of the type of medication they have been prescribed.

Why did you become a nurse?

I always wanted to be


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