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Comment: 'Nurses who become ACPs should not be mini medics'

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By coincidence the Nuffield Trust has today published "Reshaping the workforce to deliver the care patients need" see press release: http://www.nuffieldtrust.org.uk/media-centre/press-releases/expanding-skills-existing-staff-best-way-develop-nhs-workforce-21st-cent . Full report: http://www.nuffieldtrust.org.uk/publications/reshaping-the-workforce . The crucial point for me is that, if this is all to work, there needs to be a realistic route for individuals to progress from entry level posts such as HCA through to the most advanced roles. It cannot be a fixed hierarchy or we will end up recreating the same problems that we have now.

Posted date

17 May, 2016

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6:56 am

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