In this episode, I am joined by Pearl Avery. Pearl has a unique role – she spends part of her week as an IBD nurse specialist, and part of her week as an ANP (Advanced Nurse Practitioner) working in a GP practice. Pearl has a fantastic understanding of both primary and secondary care and shares her experiences with me.
We discuss her unique and innovative role, common queries from GPs and patients from her IBD nurse specialist role (including common questions about flare management and biologic monitoring), and what she has learned about the care of people with IBD from her primary care role.
I felt extremely energised and enthusiastic after speaking to Pearl and took home some great top tips. This episode really demonstrates the benefit of working collaboratives and ‘bridging the gap’ between primary and secondary care.