Advanced Practice Nursing in the United Kingdom

Melanie Rogers, Annabella Gloster

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The United Kingdom is comprised of four countries, with each country having a devolved Government responsible for developing their own policies including health policy. Advanced practice nursing has evolved in response to the country specific needs. An overview of the development of advanced practice in each country is provided in this chapter, with a summary of the successes and challenges during this period. Currently title protection and regulation are not standardized within the UK. However, many changes are evident including the creation of Academies of Advanced Practice in England and Scotland to accredit those working at an advanced level. In England this includes allied health professionals, not just nurses. Case examples of advanced practice nurses who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and pioneering work in the UK are presented in this chapter.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Practice Nursing Leadership
Subtitle of host publicationA Global Perspective
EditorsSusan Hassmiller, Joyce Pulcini
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783030205508
ISBN (Print)9783030205492
Publication statusPublished - 28 Mar 2020

Publication series

NameAdvanced Practice in Nursing: Under the Auspices of the International Council of Nurses (ICN)
ISSN (Print)2511-3917
ISSN (Electronic)2511-3925


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