Do or do not, there is no try. Helping Paul find the Force
Janet Webb BSc(Hons) RGN DipN(Lond) Practice Nurse Lindum Medical Practice Lincoln
Paul is 28. He visited the GP at our practice, who has a special interest in substance misuse, to request treatment for his heroin addiction. He joined the methadone programme and was referred to the local unit to be listed for inpatient detoxification. He was also referred to me for management of his leg ulcers. He had not been seen before by a practice nurse despite having had the ulcers for about a year.