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Advanced Practice Nursing in the United Kingdom

  • Melanie RogersEmail author
  • Annabella Gloster
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Part of the Advanced Practice in Nursing book series (APN)

Abstract

The United Kingdom is comprised of four countries, England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, with each country having a devolved government responsible for developing their own policies including health policy. Advanced practice nursing has evolved in response to the country-specific needs. An overview of the development of advanced practice in each country is provided in this chapter, with a summary of the successes and challenges during this period. Currently, title protection and regulation are not standardized within the UK. However, many changes are evident including the creation of Academies of Advanced Practice in England and Scotland to accredit those working at an advanced level. In England, this includes allied health professionals, not just nurses. Case examples of advanced practice nurses who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and pioneering work in the UK are presented in this chapter.

Keywords

Advanced practice nursing Nurse practitioner Advanced practice Advanced clinical practitioner United Kingdom Regulation Education 

Notes

Glossary

APN

Advanced Practice Nurse

AP

Advanced Practice

ACP

Advanced Clinical Practitioner

AHP

Allied Health Professional

ANP

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist

HEE

Health Education England

NP

Nurse Practitioner

RCN

Royal College of Nursing

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Nursing and Midwifery, School of Human and HealthUniversity of Huddersfield/International Council of Nursing Advanced Practice NurseHuddersfieldUK
  2. 2.Advanced PracticeUniversity of SalfordSalfordUK

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