Publication - Corporate report

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

Published: 5 Aug 2021
Directorate:
Chief Nursing Officer Directorate
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781839606069

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.

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

6. Future Work

It is proposed that further work is progressed with key stakeholder groups to:

  • align the reporting of CNS roles under umbrella specialities with sub-coding to identify specific roles, for example, 'neurology' as an umbrella speciality with sub-codes to include Motor Neurone Disease and epilepsy among others (this would enable more accurate reporting of workforce data across different professional groups and help to build national consistency);
  • progress the development of agreed local and national metrics and outcome measures for Clinical Nurse Specialist roles (see Annex G). This will enable better national benchmarking and inform future workforce planning and models of care.

Contact

Email: ian.roxburgh@gov.scot