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Kirsty Armstrong

Kirsty Armstrong

Advanced Nurse Practitioner in OOH and Urgent Care, Urgent Care Centre Petersfield/KAT Kirsty Armstrong Training
Kirsty has been a nurse since 1978 and qualified as a nurse practitioner in 1999. She is an independent prescriber, has a Masters in Education, and teaches clinical skills. She specialises in extending practice and addressing primary/urgent care needs including new skills for community pharmacists. Having taught at St George’s University for 17 years, she now concentrates on clinical work in OOH, 111 and extended access, teaching smaller groups, assessing in General Practice and volunteering in the UK and abroad. Additionally, Kirsty writes medical reports on clinical negligence and professional practice, and regularly contributes to medical and nursing journals. Having worked for 20 years in a GP practice in Fulham and encountered problems with vaccination around the world, Kirsty understands the vital importance of vaccination in all settings, including, during the COVID pandemic, when she taught many non-healthcare volunteers how to give COVID vaccines. When not working, Kirsty is involved in volunteering, giving her time to schools in urban areas helping to promote careers in healthcare, and running a Free shop redistributing food collected from supermarkets that would otherwise go to landfill. Outside of the U.K. her passions include supporting health care in Tanzania, South Africa and the Dominican Republic.

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