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How a new health care assistant role can support junior doctors

VOL: 99, ISSUE: 13, PAGE NO: 32Jacqueline Leigh, MSc, BSc, RGN, is lecturer in nursing, University of Salford Government policy, particularly its vision for modernising the NHS (Department of Health, 2000a; 1998; 1997) requires trusts to develop practitioners in clinical roles responsive to patient needs. This is despite a growing crisis in some of the professions to recruit and retain staff.

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