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Paul

Lead Prescribing Nurse

Paul Vogler qualified as a mental health nurse with in 1995 having trained at Napsbury Hospital and the university of Hertfordshire This was a unique syllabus that incorporated 18 months of university study, augmented with clinical placements in a multitude of clinical areas, including adult care, child health as well as mental health and maternity. His clinical placements were at Barnet hospital, Edgware hospital, Napsbury hospital as well as Colindale and potters bar community hospitals. Elective placements were undertaken with the community HIV team, based at Barnet hospital and a GP surgery in Enfield. Paul is registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council https://www.nmc.org.uk/. He is also a member of the Royal College of Nursing https://www.rcn.org.uk/.
On qualifying he went straight into prison healthcare as a specialist grade prison (healthcare) officer after completion of my prison officer initial training at HM Prison Belmarsh where, amongst other duties, he assisted patients who were detoxifying from alcohol and drug dependency. After a move to HM YOI Feltham in 1998 he then moved into the private sector as a charge nurse in a general psychiatric hospital setting and then moved to the NHS as a manager in a forensic secure unit before moving to a private hospital as a senior manager. At this time Paul served as a Special Constable with the City of London police before going part time in 2001 to take up a role with the Metropolitan Police Service. For 16 years, he combined his roles as a police officer and mental health nurse. During his 16 years in part time practice Paul gained extensive clinical experience in the following fields:
  • Accident and emergency liaison psychiatry
  • Crisis team
  • Care of the elderly psychiatry community teams
  • Child and adolescent secure provision
  • Eating disorders
  • Forensic mental health
  • psychiatric intensive care
  • Care of the elderly mental health day hospital
  • Drug and alcohol services
In 2020 he was asked to come on board full time with Serenity Health Group where he provided a personal service to clients tackling alcohol dependency as well as providing advice and guidance to those caught up in addiction to opioids, stimulants, cannabinoids and other substances. In addition, he work as an admissions counsellor for We Do Recover UK https://wedorecover.com/uk/ and, latterly, home alcohol detox’s for help4Addiction https://www.help4addiction.co.uk/. Paul’s passion is individualised, person centred care that is evidence based and incorporates the latest national and international guidelines. In order to maintain his registration with the NMC he undertake regular training with the Skills Network https://theskillsnetwork.com/ as well as clinical training with the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatry https://www.aaap.org/ as well as the American Psychiatric Association https://www.psychiatry.org/ I also attend regular study days with Practice Development UK https://www.pduk.net/.

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