Training assistant practitioners to deliver clinical care in specialist services.
McGowan, Donna; Campbell, Karen
Evaluation of a pilot project found that training band 3 nursing staff to take assistant practitioner roles reduced workforce problems in a chemotherapy unit.
The NHS has introduced the assistant practitioner role to combat staff shortages and provide high quality care. Edinburgh Cancer Centre, Jewel and Esk College and Edinburgh Napier University piloted a course for band 3 staff to train to become band 4 APs in a chemotherapy day unit. This article describes how the course was set up, and the results of an independent evaluation that examined the challenges and opportunities of introducing this role
McGowan, D., & Campbell, K. (2010). Training assistant practitioners to deliver clinical care in specialist services. Nursing Times, 106, (18-20). ISSN 0954-7762
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Mar 30, 2010|
|Deposit Date||May 6, 2015|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Assistant practitioner; chemotherapy; role development; cancer care;|
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