Rachel Viggars is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner at Ashley Surgery (North Staffordshire CCG). Brigitte Knowles is a Elderly Care Facilitator at Madeley Surgery (North Staffordshire CCG). Both are undertaking the MSc Frailty and Integrated Care at Keele University.
We’ve always loved working with older people. Our roles in general practice certainly facilitate this! When we were offered the opportunity to study at Masters Level in Medical Science: Frailty and Integrated Care, we jumped at the chance. Finally, there was a focus on older people and an opportunity to improve standards and care. But aside from this, it was a fantastic opportunity for us to complete a MSc in an area that we are passionate about, and the multi-professional learning that took place, really valued us as individual Health Care Professionals. We were able to share and learn from the other professionals on the course and we really started to believe that we could do this and make a difference to our patient groups. Continue reading