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Q&A With The 2020 Irish Practice Nurse of The Year, Theresa Lowry-Lehnen

In this last week’s podcast we spoke to Theresa Lowry-Lehnen who is a graduate of Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (MMUH), The Open University, NUI Maynooth (NUIM), The University of Surrey, St. Mary’s Teacher Training University College London and RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Theresa has published a number of books and medical journal articles. Moreover, Theresa is currently a registered Teacher with the Teaching Council of Ireland, an IUHPE Registered Health Promotion Practitioner and a Registered Nurse Prescriber (RNP).

The Irish Practice Nurses Association (IPNA) aim to advance education in general practice in Ireland by promoting and assisting nurses in further education programmes and dissemination of information on developments.

In this podcast, Theresa along with our Council Editor, Jack Mullen, spoke about a variety of different opportunities, issues and concerns facing the IPNA.

In the early part of this discussion, Theresa gave us a general overview of what it is that both herself and her colleagues do on a day to basis. Additionally, Theresa spoke in great detail about some the developments that the IPNA have had to deal with over the past 12 months.

In the latter part of the Q&A, the conversation seemed to move away from the this general overview and began to lean more so towards what the future may hold for organisations such as the IPNA.

Theresa eloquently discussed what she saw to be some of the changes coming down the line for Irish Practice Nurses. These changes included possible structural amendments for the IPNA, medtech innovation and potential reforms in government legislation.

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