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Nurses with extended role and referral to Radiology - UPDATE

Date sent: Wednesday 5 July 2017

Email sent by Wessex LMCs, on Wednesday , 7 Jun 2017

Dear All

Following the below email I sent yesterday relating to nurses with an extended role being able to refer to radiology at Hampshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust's (HHFT). Please find attached the “GP Extended Scope Document” I originally developed with Southampton NHS Trust (apologies that this was not attached earlier)

Reference is made to this document in the SOP A on pages 9-10, under the section on Non-Medical Referrers to HHFT Radiology - Advanced nurse practitioners.

The “GP Extended Scope Document” attached makes reference to:-

Page 6 (section 8) - The minimum qualifications and experience required by nurses with an

extended role to be able to refer to radiology at HHFT.

Page 9-10 (sections 20 and 21) Assessment of competence & audit of activity.

Please note that the number of X rays mentioned as part of the assessment of competence during the learning period in the originial document is different to the HHFT requirement. They request an audit of 20 referrals per year (see appendix 3 under referrer of the SOP A)

IRMER Training

I have been told this is free but is attendance only. I have emailed the department today to clarify if this is the case and will get back to you asap. I will then distribute possible dates/costs etc.

I would suggest you do not return any forms until we have this clarified. Thank you for your patience.

 

Kind regards

 

Helene

 

Helene Irvine | Practice Nurse Advisor

My current working day at the LMC is officially a Wednesday & Thursday. I apologise in advance for any delay in responding to emails.

Wessex Local Medical Committees Ltd

Phone | 023 8025 3874 Fax | 023 8027 6414

Email | helene.irvine@wessexlmcs.org.uk

Address | Churchill House, 122-124 Hursley Road, Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh, SO53 1JB

www.wessexlmcs.com

 

Email sent by Wessex LMCs, on Tuesday, 6 Jun 2017

Dear All

Some months ago I had a profoma accepted by Southampton NHS trust to allow nurses with an extended role to refer patients who fit a certain criteria to radiology. Some nurses had already had agreement to refer though we wanted to try and standardise the process for all nurses with an extended role. This proforma has now been accepted across a few Trusts within the Wessex region.

I am delighted to say that at last, this has also been agreed with Winchester and Basingstoke hospitals!

The SOPA is attached, please read through carefully and then complete and return to the Trust. Please look specifically at pages 7-12.

You will also need to take an IRMER course (which normally needs repeating every 4years) The IRMER course is attendance only I’m afraid at the moment. I understand this course will be free but they will accept certificates from elsewhere.

Hope some of you find this useful.

 

Kind regards

 

Helene

 

Helene Irvine | Practice Nurse Advisor

My current working day at the LMC is officially a Wednesday & Thursday. I apologise in advance for any delay in responding to emails.

Wessex Local Medical Committees Ltd

Phone | 023 8025 3874 Fax | 023 8027 6414

Email | helene.irvine@wessexlmcs.org.uk

Address | Churchill House, 122-124 Hursley Road, Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh, SO53 1JB

www.wessexlmcs.com

Attached file: SOP A - Identifying Individuals Entitled to Act as Referrer Practitioner or Operator v2.docx Hants.docx

Attached file: GP Extended Scope Document ANP Radiology FINAL Nov 2016.docx

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