First two years of a follow-up breast clinic led by a nurse practitioner

J. J. Earnshaw*, Y. Stephenson

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After special training a nurse practitioner can an Independent clinic for follow-up patients with breast disease. All patients referred to a single surgical firm with breast cancer and most patients with benign disease who required follow-up were included. In the first 2 years of the service 382 clinic visits were recorded (median 5/clinic, range 1-12). The nurse practitioner reviewed 236 (62%) patients alone but involved the consultant surgeon in the remainder. No significant lesion was missed in these patients. The nurse-led clinic is popular with patients and, subject to careful supervision, offers an attractive option for follow-up of patients with breast disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)258-259
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Royal Society of Medicine
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


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