The Neurosurgical Nurse Practitioner role has been developed by the Neurosurgeons at Briz Brain & 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.
Briz Brain & Spine has sought and sponsored the accreditation of Vivien Biggs in the role as an accredited Neurosurgical Nurse Practitioner. The practice has long recognised the need for individual and co-ordinated nursing care for neurosurgical patients and has developed the role within the practice over the past ten years.
The recognition of the role by medical authorities has justified our present and past commitment to co-ordinate care for patients and their families. Vivien brings her extensive neurosurgical and neuro-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.