1. Commission NHS Boards to review all Clinical Nurse Specialist Roles by undertaking a data cleanse to establish the numbers of Nurse Specialists who map across to the new definition outlined in this paper.
2. Support the development of a generic Level 6 Clinical Nurse Specialist/Specialist Nurse Practitioner job description and a Level 7 Advanced Clinical Nurse Specialist job description to help support national consistency.
3. Undertake a comprehensive piece of work to explore how to position education for both the Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist/Advanced Clinical Nurse Specialist within an education and career pathway.
4. Include Advanced Clinical Nurse Specialists within the Advanced Practice Academies.