60 seconds with community pathways lead Jo Boyd
Jo Boyd qualified in 1994 at Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. She is currently an advanced nurse practitioner (ANP) and the community pathways services lead at Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Previously she was worked as a sister in an acute assessment unit, a practice nurse for the Army Primary Healthcare Service and an ANP in an out of hours service and an urgent care centre. She is married with three children.
What are your main work responsibilities?
Assessing, diagnosing and treating patients suspected to have deep vein thrombosis (DVT). I also manage a community intravenous therapy and acute urinary retention service.
How did you get your job?
I recognised that a specialist DVT service was required to ensure outpatients were seen promptly and safely and proposed a new model.
Who are your clients/patients?...
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