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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.

 

Oxford Drug Strategy

Opportunity: Advisor

Persons with lived experience to advise the Oxford County Drug Strategy Project Steering Committee Oxford County is experiencing the impact of opioid and other substance misuse that has already affected other communities in Canada, with about 400 to 1,200 Oxford County residents at risk of negative health outcomes from this issue. The Oxford County Drug …

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Sleep

Sleep Solutions Group

What you will learn: • Tips and tricks to improve your sleep • Benefits of sleep • Leave with a personalized plan for improved sleep! When: March 29, 2018 Time: 6:00– 7:30 pm Where: Ingersoll Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic, 19 King Street East, Ingersoll Call to register: Kathy at 519-539-1111 ext. 201 Facilitated by: Kathy Nyman, …

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National Non-Smoking week January 21st-27th

Are you interested in quitting smoking? What is Weedless Wednesday?  The Wednesday, January 24th of National Non-Smoking Week is termed Weedless Wednesday. Smokers are urged to refrain from smoking on this day. The intention is to kick-start the process of quitting smoking. If you want to quit smoking, speak with reception to book your appointment …

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Craving Change

Craving Change

A How-To Workshop for Changing Your Relationship with Food Understand WHY you eat the way you do Comfort yourself without food Change your thinking, change your eating   Details Contact the Ingersoll NPLC to sign up, space is limited, ask for Shannon @ 519-926-6752 to book your spot. WHEN: January 17th, 24th, 31st and February …

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