A Survey Evaluation of Service User and Carer experiences of the Advanced Nurse Practitioner role within a Memory Assessment Team

Steve Hemingway, Karen Greenbank, John Stephenson, Thiyagesh Subha

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Abstract

Nurses are increasingly extending their scope of practice beyond initial registration in all health care settings. In areas such as general practice and community health, acute care and mental health, nurses are now working at an advanced practice level (Lowe et al 2012; Royal College of Nursing [RCN] 2012;RCN 2018; HEE 2017). Advanced practice is a level of practice, rather than a type or specialty of practice and relates to a range of professional backgrounds such as nursing, pharmacy, paramedics and occupational therapy (RCN 2020). Advanced practitioners often can have differing titles, including:advanced practice nurse, advanced nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist (Sheer and Wong 2008;RCN 2018). In keeping with the International Council of Nurses (ICN) definition of nurse practitioner/advance practice nursing (ICN, 2018), and the RCN (2018) definition, for ease of reading we will use the term Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) to describe advanced level titles, which is the term used by the healthcare trust where this study was undertaken
Original languageEnglish
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 27 May 2020

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