Lorna Dhami works for a single-handed general practice in a busy health centre in an urban part of Scotland with high levels of deprivation.
Lorna worked as a midwife before moving into general practice nursing 22 years ago, and has gained a wealth of experience and knowledge to deal with the challenges facing primary care. She has used the ‘Keep Well’ project in order to widen her knowledge and keep learning, linking in to community services to improve patient care.
She has been heavily involved with increasing the uptake of early detection cancer screening for a variety of different cancers.
She feels that being a Queen’s Nurse would allow her to lead by example, encouraging others, inspiring others and knowing she can make a difference.
Her project seeks to understand why so many women are ‘smear defaulters’ and wants to get to the bottom of any issues and address them, ensuring everyone is screened for cervical cancer.
Kathy Kenmuir, Practice Nurse Support and Development Team Manager
Lorna’s expertise has been used by me and my team to showcase what can be done differently with great outcomes with little or no extra effort.