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Observed structured clinical examination as a means of assessing clinical skills competencies of ANPs

OSCEs were primarily introduced in medical education as a means of assessing the skills and ability of surgical students, rather than a test of factual knowledge (Cuschieri et al, 1979). The use of...

In-hours acute home visits by advanced nurse practitioners in primary care: a qualitative study

The aim was to evaluate the perspectives of ANPs performing acute in-hours home visits in primary care. This enabled investigation of the ANP role in relation to the distinctive nature of the home as...

Introducing an ANP-led temporal artery biopsy service for patients with suspected giant cell arteritis

GCA is associated with several potentially insidious symptoms; however, none of them are specific enough (pathognomonic) to the disease to be definitively diagnostic. Typically, patients will present...

Evaluation of the safety of inter-hospital transfers of critically ill patients led by advanced critical care practitioners

An ACCP-led transfer service has replaced an ad hoc process of transfer, with one of a consistent team combined with a process of training, governance and continual review. Data collection has allowed...

The management of urinary tract infections in older patients within an urgent care out-of-hours setting

UTI is defined as an infection of the urinary system, involving lower tract, upper tract or both (NICE, 2020a). The pathogens responsible for UTI include Escherichia coli (E. coli), which accounts for...

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

Memory assessment teams are viewed as specialist diagnostic services (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, (NICE), 2019) and have an integral role in ensuring people receive a timely...

An exploration of the role of advanced clinical practitioners in the East of England

The aim of the study was to examine the way in which the ACP role is used in acute and primary settings in one region of England and to understand its facilitators and barriers..

Developing the advanced nurse practitioner role in a memory service

‘Ensure that the person has a timely diagnosis delivered compassionately and taking into account their personal needs and circumstances.’ Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Policy...

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