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Welcome Rosie Howard - Canopy's First Nurse Practitioner

Mar 23, 2023

We are excited to welcome Rosie Howard to our Canopy Cancer Care family!

Rosie joined the Auckland team at the end of 2022 as a Nurse Practitioner supporting the Genitourinary Oncologists.  The role is unique in a private cancer setting and we are pleased to be able to offer this level of clinical excellence and wrap-around care to our patients. 

Rosie works across all tumour streams with a particular focus on Genitourinary (GU) cancers supporting the GU team of Dr Fritha Hanning, Peter Fong, Simon Fu, Carmel Jacobs and Clinical Nurse Specialist Sam James.  Canopy patients receive a specialist level of care from someone in addition to their Oncologist. 

Rosie primarily:

  • Offers reviews for patients on treatment, as she is able to assess, evaluate, monitor, and prescribe treatments as clinically required while collaborating closely with the Oncologists
  • Co-ordinates referrals for patients for diagnostic testing or to allied health and wider health teams
    Offer long-term follow-up clinics post-treatment
  • She is a highly skilled autonomous practitioner with advanced post-graduate qualifications and clinical training.

Internationally, Nurse Practitioners are recognised as a vital part of successful clinical teams so we are very excited to have Rosie in the team.  Nurse Practitioners are known to improve patient outcomes related to health and functional status, quality of life, and patient satisfaction of care due to their extended diagnostic and reasoning skills and clinical knowledge in specialist areas.

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