Service user and carer experiences of the advanced nurse practitioner role in a memory assessment team

Karen Greenbank, Steve Hemingway, Thiyagesh Subha, John Stephenson

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Abstract

Background:
Advanced nurse practitioners (ANPs) within memory services can support prompt diagnoses of dementia. Further understanding of the role is necessary as evidence on its effectiveness is limited.

Aim:
To assess service user and carer satisfaction with the ANP role within Kirklees memory assessment team.

Methods:
A cross-sectional survey was undertaken to evaluate carer and patient perceptions of the ANP role in a local memory assessment team. The survey was developed using the Royal College of Nursing's four pillars as a structure: clinical/direct care practice, leadership and collaborative practice, improving quality and developing practice, and developing self and others.

Results:
One hundred and fifteen surveys were sent out, and 85 were completed, a response rate of 73.9%. Patients expressed significant satisfaction with the ANP, in particular in the areas of direct clinical practice (84%) and quality of care received (87%).

Conclusion:
Patients and families are highly satisfied with the service provided by the ANP. High-quality research is needed on the cost effectiveness and outcomes of ANP interventions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)960-967
Number of pages8
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
Volume29
Issue number16
Early online date9 Sep 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sep 2020

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