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Nurse practitioner-led consent in day case cataract surgery

Over the past 10 years, a number of professional and legislative documents have provided the impetus for the expansion of nurse-led services. This began with the ‘New Deal’ for junior medical staff (NHSME, 1991), which resulted in a reduction in junior doctors’ hours, and the subsequent re-allocation of some routine medical duties to nursing staff. This was facilitated by the UKCC document, The Scope of Professional Practice (UKCC, 1992), which allowed nurses to expand their roles within ...

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