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The role of the laparoscopic nurse practitioner

22 July 1998

Nursing Standard


In May 1995 the author was appointed as the first laparoscopic nurse practitioner (NP) in the UK. The role was to provide a seamless service for patients undergoing...

Issues affecting the growth of independent prescribing

22 September 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To investigate factors that have influenced A&E departments, minor injury units (MlUs) and walk-in centres (WICs) on whether or not to send nurse practitioners...

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...

Art & Science

03 April 1996

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Qualified nurse practitioners working in the community prescribe from a wide formulary. Despite degree level education, their prescriptions still have to be signed...

Pushing the boundaries

15 June 2010

Nursing Standard


A nurse-led cardiology unit has proved to be a success with health professionals and the community it serves.

Nurse-led trials of medical devices: general principles and good practice

01 May 2013

Nurse Researcher


Aim To provide an overview of governance issues relating to medical-device trials and practical advice for nurses wishing to initiate or lead them. Background...

Development of advanced practice in the district nurse role

01 October 2013

Primary Health Care

Art & Science

The aim of this literature review was to examine advanced practice in relation to the role of the district nurse. A significant finding was a paucity of evidence...

An end in sight for avoidable blindness

10 May 2011

Emergency Nurse


This article reports on the experiences of nurse volunteers who help treat avoidable eye conditions among the world’s poorest people.

Advanced nurse practitioner-led abdominal therapeutic paracentesis

10 March 2017

Emergency Nurse

Evidence & practice

Liver disease is a common cause of death in England and Wales, and ascites is associated with a 50% mortality rate. Most patients who present with ascites have...

The role of the uro-oncology CNS

01 October 2005

Cancer Nursing Practice


To meet the new cancer related targets, address the void left by junior doctors and to improve patient care, a uro-oncology clinical nurse specialist (CNS) was added...