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
7. Recommendations

7. Recommendations

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.


Contact

Email: ian.roxburgh@gov.scot