Short communication| Volume 58, ISSUE 1, P99-101, January 2020

Our experience of a nurse-led oral and maxillofacial surgical clinic in a tertiary centre: two years on

Published:October 05, 2019DOI:


      We describe our two-year experience of a nurse led clinic (NLC) in a tertiary centre oral and maxillofacial surgical (OMFS) department. The clinic is run by a specialist nurse, in parallel with a consultant’s clinic and focuses on the management and review of non-malignant lesions. Increased clinical flexibility, reduced waiting times, and tailored educational resources have contributed to an improved experience for the patients.


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