Benchmarking the nurse consultant role in rheumatology
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Benchmarking the nurse consultant role in rheumatology

Sarah Ryan Nurse consultant rheumatology, North Stoke Primary Care Trust, Stoke on Trent
Anne Browne Nurse consultant rheumatology, Royal Oldham Hospital, Oldham
Diane Home Nurse consultant rheumatology, West Middlesex University Hospital, Isleworth
Ann Wild Nurse consultant rheumatology, Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Worcester
Sheena Hennell Nurse consultant rheumatology, Wirral Hospital NHS Trust, Wirral
Dawn Homer Nurse consultant rheumatology, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust, Birmingham

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 that the standards: expert practice, leadership and service redesign, research and education, are relevant for consultant nurses in all specialties. The standards can be used by other nurse consultants to benchmark their practice.

Nursing Standard. 20, 33, 52-57. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.04.20.33.52.c4135

Correspondence

Sarah.Ryan@uhns.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review