The changing context of advanced practice nursing within the UK community care setting

Barry Hill*, Sadie Diamond-Fox, Aby Mitchell

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Advanced practice nursing (APN) roles have developed partly to address demand and workforce issues. In community care settings and general practice, an advanced nursing practitioner is generally understood to mean a nurse who has undertaken additional education and training in clinical assessment, including history-taking and physical examination, clinical reasoning and independent prescribing, so they can safely manage patients presenting with undifferentiated and undiagnosed conditions. Capabilities in the Skills for Health framework cover everything from communication and consultation skills, practising holistically and personalised care, to working with colleagues and in teams. The framework is intended to ensure advanced nursing practitioners work to an advanced level. It is also designed to support them to demonstrate and evidence their capabilities to service commissioners, employers, people accessing healthcare and the public.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)581-586
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Community Nursing
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2021


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