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An autonomous role in emergency departments

01 June 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, which manages 250,000 patients in three emergency units each year, has created an advanced clinical practitioner (ACP) role to...

Exploring the development and identity of advanced practice nursing in the UK

Nursing Management

evidence & practice

The development of advanced nurse practice in the UK has been slow compared to some parts of the world. This article explores the history of advanced level nursing,...

Audit of a nurse-led bone marrow biopsy clinic

06 May 2010

Cancer Nursing Practice


Aim This audit aimed to identify patients’ experience of a bone marrow procedure performed by the lymphoma clinical nurse specialist (CNS), particularly in relation...

Role of the clinical nurse specialist in the multidisciplinary team

13 December 2011

Cancer Nursing Practice


Advances in nursing practice and the extension of traditional roles have led to clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) playing a pivotal part in the multidisciplinary...

Expanding practice: developments in nursing and midwifery career pathways

01 June 2007

Nursing Management


OVER THE PAST decade there have been unprecedented developments in nursing and midwifery in the Republic of Ireland (ROI).

Advanced primary nursing: liberating the talents

01 February 2006

Nursing Management


IN 2002, research findings of a ten-year study of advanced primary nurses working in the Evercare division of the United Healthcare Group (UHG) were published and...

Forcing the pace

04 August 1999

Nursing Standard

Special launch

One could venture that the health service changes we have witnessed over the last decade have been due to the public's renewed interest and concern for more relevant...

Dimensions of clinical nurse specialist work in the UK

06 January 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To model the work of clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) in the UK. Method This article examines data mined as part of a national project. The Pandora™ database...

Advanced nursing practice

03 April 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Background Mark Carroll examines the concept of advanced nursing practice and highlights a number of the difficulties in assessing and defining different levels of...

Benchmarking the nurse consultant role in rheumatology

26 April 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article demonstrates how the four core standards for the nurse consultant role have been developed and applied in the field of rheumatology. The authors suggest...