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 Welcome to the Ingersoll Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic Website!

Mission
Committed to providing comprehensive primary health care by delivering health promotion, disease prevention, chronic disease management, and education to our patients, families and in the community.
Vision
To be an inter-professional healthcare team that provides innovative programs and services through strong partnerships to respond to the needs of the community.

What is a Nurse Practitioner?

A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse with advanced education, skills and experience who provides personalized, quality health care.

In Ontario, a Nurse Practitioner is regulated by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) and holds a special licence as a Registered Nurse in the Extended Class, RN(EC).   Maintaining registration in the Extended Class requires ongoing education, training and complying with a high level quality assurance program.   Only nurses who are registered in the Extended Class can refer to themselves as a Nurse Practitioner.

What can a Nurse Practitioner do?

NPs have the competency to diagnose, order and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe treatments including medications, and perform medical procedures. They work with individuals and families to manage illness or chronic conditions, prevent illness through health screening, and promote wellness through education and community resources.  NPs augment the values and skills of nursing with medical knowledge needed to diagnose and treat illnesses (NPAO, 2012).

For more information about Nurse Practitioners please review the following documents:

Nurse Practitioners In Ontario

Canadian Nurse Practitioner Core Competency Framework

The Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic Model

Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics (NPLCs) are primary health care organizations that provide comprehensive, accessible, person centred and co-ordinated primary care services to people of all ages and stages in over twenty communities across Ontario. NPLCs improve the quality of care through enhanced health promotion, disease prevention, primary mental health care and chronic disease management, as well as improve care coordination and navigation of the health care system. Engaging patients as full partners in their care plan is an important aspect of the underlying philosophy of NPLCs.

In addition to nurse practitioners, the Ingersoll NPLC’s team includes registered practical nurses, registered social workers, a chronic disease coordinator/diabetic educator, community engagement coordinator, a consulting physician and dedicated administrative assistants.  Our strong partnerships with other community agencies and appreciable involvement in Oxford County’s health and social services provide far reaching benefits to our patients.

The Ingersoll NPLC in funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care.  Leadership  responsibilities are shared between the NP-Lead/Clinical Administrator and Business Administrator who receive guidance and leadership from a local Board of Directors.

 

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A healthy lifestyle can reduce your risk of breast cancer Avoid alcohol or have no more than one alcoholic drink per day Limit your time on hormone replacement therapy, if used, and talk to your nurse practitioner before making any medication changes Maintain a healthy body weight, especially after menopause Be physically active as part …

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Reduce your Risk of Colorectal Cancer

There are some factors that increase the risk of colorectal cancer. Some risks cannot be changed, such as age and family history.   There are also risk factors that can be changed. The following   actions may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer: Limit alcohol consumption Limit intake of red meat and avoid processed meat …

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Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines

The Colon Cancer Check program has two arms for colorectal cancer screening: average and increased risk. Average risk People ages 50 to 74 who do not have a first degree relative mother, father, sibling, child) who has been diagnosed with colorectal cancer No personal history of pre-cancerous colorectal polyps requiring surveillance or inflammatory bowel disease …

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PAP Test

Why should I have a PAP test?   Pap tests check for cervical cell changes that are caused by an HPV (human papilloma virus) infection. Cervical cancer can be prevented by following these cell changes closely and treating them if necessary. Screening with a PAP test is the only way to find cell changes in …

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