Loren Wilson-Higham

Lead Nurse at Royal Primary Care West

Works 5 days a week at RPC West

I completed my nurse training with Derby University in 2013, where I started my nursing journey on an acute respiratory medical ward at Chesterfield Royal Hospital. I gained a lot of medical experience during my time on this ward such as; emergency care, managing chronic respiratory patients and other co-morbidities, Non- invasive ventilation and blood gas monitoring, end of life care and supporting patients and families during their most vulnerable times. In 2016 I was ready for a new challenge where I applied for a job in Primary Care and became a Practice Nurse. I completed the DMU Practice Nurse Degree alongside the Cytology course in 2017 and since then I have completed the COPD Diploma. Since merging with RPC I have recently been appointed the Lead Nurse role at North West.

I have a specific interest in Respiratory as this is my background; I enjoy my role in supporting patients to manage their long-term conditions, cytology, immunisations and contraception are also areas of interest. The beauty of Practice Nursing is the level of care you can provide for your patients on a 1:1 basis and the rapport you can build with them during their consultations. I currently work at Holmehall, Whittington and Ashgate surgeries Monday-Friday and I have a non-clinical day on Wednesdays. I continue to learn new areas within my role and I am passionate about safe patient care and a great level of team work.