Community Dermatology Nurse Practitioner, NHS Fife Cardenden Medical Practice, NHS Fife
Queen's Nurse - demonstrating excellence in community nursing
Polly is a Community Dermatology Nurse Practitioner and Independent Nurse Prescriber. She holds the QNIS Queen's Nurse title and each month, delivers 33 nurse led dermatology clinics across 23 different sites within NHS Fife. She also provides dermatology support, advice and education to nursing, medical and pharmacy colleagues in the community.
Polly has many years’ experience in primary and secondary care dermatology nursing and is an accomplished author with many published papers in peer reviewed journals. Polly's special areas of interest include professional development, bio-psychosocial approaches to care, health literacy, chronic inflammatory skin disease and skin cancer.
Polly is current Chair, of the Scottish Dermatological Nursing Society and Clinical Editor, of Dermatological Nursing, the official peer reviewed journal of the British Dermatological Nursing Society.