Nurse Prescriber Specializing in Hormone Therapy
Lucy Mahon joined LTC in October 2020. She graduated with a BSc (HONS) in Nursing from the University of Manchester in 2009 and started her career as an orthopaedic nurse, looking after patients on the trauma and orthopaedic ward, mostly specialising in fractured neck of femurs. Lucy found this was a good induction to nursing and gave her the essential skills to base her nursing career on, including time management, organisation skills and prioritising workload.
Lucy joined the Emergency Department (ED) in January 2012, where she worked as a band 5 staff nurse. Every day came with its own challenges, and Lucy learnt how to manage acutely unwell patients, including major trauma patients. Lucy progressed onto becoming an Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) in October 2015, a role which was extremely demanding. It involved caring for people who presented to the ED with minor injury or minor illness presentations, working autonomously to assess, diagnose, treat, and discharge patients.
Lucy completed her Non-Medical Prescribing in July 2020, which enhanced her ability to be autonomous within the ED. She can safely say that her career in the ED has defined her in both her personal and professional life. Lucy left the ED due to personal circumstances, which required moving away from Plymouth (her hometown) and starting her new career at LTC.
Lucy has been working at LTC since October 2020 and can confidently say she absolutely loves her job. Working with patient’s every day and being a part of their transition is an honour and a privilege. She says she continues to learn and is presented with a variety of challenges within the role that she must overcome. Lucy is excited for the future of LTC, the patients and is grateful to be a part of the journey.