The Neuro-Oncology Nurse Practitioner has been developed by the Neurosurgeons at BrizBrain & Spine to guide and assist you and your family during treatment. The Department of Health and Ageing have accredited experienced Oncology Registered Nurses with a Masters Degree in Nursing to collaborate with medical specialists to treat tumour patients.
BrizBrain & Spine has sought and sponsored the accreditation of Vivien Biggs in the role as an accredited Neuro-Oncology Nurse Practitioner. The practice has long recognised the need for individual and co-ordinated nursing care for tumour patients and has developed the role within the practice over the past three years.
The recognition of the role by medical authorities has justified our present and past committment to co-ordinate care for patients and their families. Vivien brings her extensive tumour oncology experience to the practice to meet our ‘best of care’ standards. This role will add to our clinical support during the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation stages of treatment.