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London Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic Now Accepting Patients

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London Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic Now Accepting Patients

McGuinty Government Improving Access To Care For 3,200 Londoners

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

A new Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic in London, opening this fall, will bring peace of mind to the 3,200 more people who will be able to access health care closer to home.

The Health Zone Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic's team of staff will include four nurse practitioners, two registered nurses, one registered dietician, one social worker and the collaboration of a doctor.

The clinic is currently pre-registering patients for the fall. Patients can pre-register by calling 519-434-6848.

Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics offer a team-based approach to frontline health care services by collaborating with doctors and other health care professionals. They are a key part of the government's plan to provide better access to health care services while improving quality for patients.

Quick Facts

  • By the end of 2012, 25 Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics will be open across the province. Once open, these clinics are expected to serve more than 40,000 patients who currently do not have regular access to a family health care provider.
  • Since 2003, the government has more than doubled the number of education spaces for nurse practitioners.
  • Nurse practitioners began to discharge hospital patients beginning July 1, 2011 and will be able to admit patients to hospital starting July 1, 2012.

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“Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics are a made-in-Ontario initiative that demonstrates our government's commitment to increasing access to primary health care. The Health Zone Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic will mean more access to health care in the London community for years to come.”

Deb Matthews

Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

“This Health Zone Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic is an innovative model that is designed to improve access to health care for our residents who currently don't have a regular family health care provider. The clinic has a comprehensive, team-based approach which will improve the health of our clients and the community.”

Marilyn Ford-Gilboe

Co-Interim Administrative Lead, Health Zone Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic

“Nurse practitioners are clearly demonstrating how they can contribute to family health care through these Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics. People in London will benefit from increased access to family health care as well as the comprehensive, team-based approach that this clinic will provide.”

Doris Grinspun

Executive Director, Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

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