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The role of a nurse consultant in expanded critical care

VOL: 98, ISSUE: 01, PAGE NO: 34Sheila Adam, MSc, BN, RGN, is nurse consultant in expanded critical care, University College London Hospitals NHS TrustWhen the idea of nurse consultants was first mooted by prime minister Tony Blair in 1998, it received a mixed reception. Was it just another political strategy or did it herald a new era in nursing? Was nursing trying to emulate the medical profession again or was this a sign of independence?

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