GP Business: Diabetes care helped by nurse specialist

June 2004
GP: General Practitioner;6/7/2004, p46
Nurse specialists can improve patient care, and help achieve quality targets, writes Lucie Benson. Nurse specialists in general practice may help reduce GPs' workload, and their skills in chronic disease management could help practices gain more quality points under new GMS. The Willow Wood Surgery in Norwich has seen a number of benefits from working with diabetes nurse specialist Vivien Aldridge. Ms. Aldridge, who is employed by Broadland PCT, sees patients, offers advice and works in partnership with the GPs to educate patients and provide insulin initiation.


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