Transforming Nursing, Midwifery And Health Profession (NMaHP) roles: review of Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Practitioner roles within Scotland

The report of the Short Life Working Group (SLWG) set up by the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) to review the role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist as part of the Transforming Roles Programme, and improve national consistency in Scotland for Clinical Nurse Specialist and Specialist Practitioner roles.


The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) is committed to maximising the contribution of the Nursing, Midwifery and Health Professions (NMaHP) workforce and pushing the traditional boundaries of professional roles. The Transforming Roles (TR) programme aims to provide strategic oversight, direction and governance to:

  • develop and transform NMaHP roles to meet the current and future needs of Scotland's health and care system;
  • ensure nationally consistent, sustainable and progressive roles, education and career pathways.



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