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Bridging the skills gap

12 April 2011

Nursing Standard

Feature

Assistant practitioners fill the gap between support workers and registered nurses. There is concern that they may be deployed as a substitute for registered...

Assistant practitioners: their role with children in secondary care

01 December 2012

Nursing Children and Young People

Professional issues

Assistant practitioners (APs) can help to address a variety of locally or nationally recognised deficits in healthcare services to children and their families....

Assistant practitioners: their role with children in secondary care

04 December 2012

Nursing Children and Young People

A&S Science

Assistant practitioners (APs) can help to address a variety of locally or nationally recognised deficits in healthcare services to children and their families....

From healthcare support worker to registered nurse

Nursing Management

evidence & practice

Workforce planning, education and training are essential for achieving an appropriate mix of skilled and motivated staff, but the NHS’s financial challenges mean new...

Exploring assistant practitioners’ views of their role and training

23 March 2016

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim: To examine the views of assistant practitioners and trainee assistant practitioners regarding experiences of practice in relation to the autonomy of the role...
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