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    Introducing YourGP’s new Dermatology Nurse Specialist, Polly Buchanan.

    Introducing YourGP’s new Dermatology Nurse, Polly Buchanan

    Posted on January 25th, 2021

    Anyone who has suffered from a skin condition such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, or rosacea will no doubt understand the huge impact it can have – not just physically but psychologically too. Similarly, anyone who has discovered a skin lesion or mole will recognise what a worrying time it can be, and what a far-reaching effect this uncertainty can have on their life. Thankfully, Polly Buchanan understands this better than most, and it is for this reason that we are delighted to welcome her to the YourGP team this month as our new Dermatology Nurse Specialist.

    Polly will be available at the practice and via remote video appointments to provide a range of dermatology services including skin assessment and primary care management of chronic inflammatory skin conditions. She will also be overseeing our skin cancer prevention programme which includes screening, education, and support. In addition, Polly will be providing psychological interventions Level 2-3 which includes mindfulness, talking therapy, relaxation, distraction, and habit reversal techniques – the aim of which is to help people cope better with living with a long-term skin condition.

    As with all our services here at YourGP, Polly will be providing longer consultations times, enabling her to really connect with patients and gain a fuller understanding of any issues. This means exploring any necessary medical and nursing aspects of management of the condition, as well as addressing any potential psycho-social impact the condition may have.

    At the heart of everything she does, Polly believes in the importance of understanding the person who has the skin condition, and not just the condition itself. It is because of this holistic bio-psycho-social approach, we have every confidence Polly will settle in quickly here at YourGP.

    To discuss any skin issues with Polly, call 0131 225 5656 or email to book an appointment.

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    Dani B

    YourGP is regulated by Healthcare Improvement Scotland – the regulator for independent healthcare services across Scotland. Healthcare Improvement Scotland accepts complaints at any time. Contact them at:

    Independent Healthcare Team
    Gyle Square | 1 South Gyle Crescent | Edinburgh | EH12 9EB
    0131 623 4342 |

    YourGP is registered with the Joint Council of Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) Registered Office: Station Road, North Street, Havant PO9 1QU.