Nurse-led clinics for haematological disorders
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Nurse-led clinics for haematological disorders

Ruth Thompson Macmillan haematology clinical nurse specialist, Belfast City Hospital
Joanne Tonkin Nurse consultant haematology, Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, Essex
Yvonne Francis Clinical nurse specialist haematology, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London
Adrian Pattinson Haematology specialist nurse practitioner, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
Theresa Peters Macmillan haematology clinical nurse specialist, Royal United Hospital, Bath
Michelle Taylor Clinical nurse specialist in haematology, Great Western Hospital, Swindon
Louise Wallis Haematology specialist nurse, Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Ruth Thompson and colleagues discuss the development of services that provide clinical nurse specialists with greater autonomy and offer long-term outpatient and telephone follow up tailored to patients’ needs

Myeloproliferative neoplasms are chronic haematological disorders and many patients require long-term care and follow up. The recent development of haematology nurse-led clinics, which often involve an increase in the autonomy of the nurse, have been regarded as successful in caring for this group of patients. This article describes how nurses have set up such services and discusses the rationale behind this relatively new nurse-led initiative. In addition, it discusses why existing nurse-led clinic services in many regions have been successful.

Cancer Nursing Practice. 11, 10,14-20. doi: 10.7748/cnp2012.


Conflict of interest

Writing assistance was provided by iMed Comms. Editorial assistance in the form of proofreading, copy editing and fact checking was provided by iMed Comms through funding by Shire Pharmaceuticals. The sponsor was involved in assessing the potential need for such an article, but the authors acted independently on deciding the content and choosing to submit the article for publication

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This article has been subject to double blind peer review