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.