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A census of the advanced and specialist cancer nursing workforce in England, Northern Ireland and Wales

Published on Feb 1, 2010in European Journal of Oncology Nursing1.70
· DOI :10.1016/j.ejon.2009.08.005
Paul Trevatt1
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(Royal London Hospital),
Alison Leary1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery)
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Abstract Introduction At present no detailed data on the specialist cancer nursing workforce across different cancer types and populations is routinely collected in England, Wales or Northern Ireland. This has implications for workforce planning and the future provision of cancer services. Method In an attempt to establish a baseline of the workforce a census was taken. Data was collected via an Excel spreadsheet by Cancer Network Nurse Directors and Lead Nurses across England and Northern Ireland and a lead nurse in Wales. Scotland, Palliative Care and Chemotherapy posts were excluded at levels other than Consultant as these are collected via other mechanisms. Results & conclusions The census recorded 2309.4 specialist and advanced practice posts in England (89% response rate), 204 posts in Wales (66% response rate) and 43.4 posts in Northern Ireland (100% response rate). There is a variation in terms of distribution of specialist nurses across the Networks both in number and in cancer type.1800 adult CNS posts were recorded in England and 1 in 5 of these were breast cancer posts. The range of job titles is very wide with 17 different titles being used. In England the extent of support for posts from Macmillan Cancer Support was considerable. Around a third (31%) of all adult cancer specialist posts in England are supported by Macmillan Cancer Support ( n  = 671.2) 607.2 of these are CNS posts equating to 34% of all CNS posts in England. 34% of all NI CNS posts and 32.5% in Wales.
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Published on Dec 17, 2008in Nursing Standard
Alison Leary3
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Heather Crouch1
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+ 3 AuthorsAlison Richardson45
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Aim To model the work of clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) in the UK. Method This article examines data mined as part of a national project. The Pandora database was initially collected on a Microsoft™ Office Access database and subsequently, a Structured Query Language database in several iterations from June 2006 to September 2008. Pandora recorded CNS activity as a series of events with eight dimensions to each event. Data from this were mined to examine the complexity of CNS work. Results Th...
Published on May 1, 2008in Clinical Oncology3.05
M.V. Williams3
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(Royal College of Radiologists)
Published on Apr 1, 2008in Cancer Nursing Practice
Paul Trevatt4
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Jason Petit1
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Alison Leary7
Estimated H-index: 7
Published on Apr 1, 2006in British journal of nursing
Thomas David Barton2
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This article reviews a specific finding from a research project that examined the experiences of students, teachers and clinicians involved in a nurse practitioner degree programme. The development of advanced clinical nursing roles has presented challenges to the professional structure of nursing, particularly in the area of the unregulated and confusing array of titles adopted by nurses that infer advanced clinical practice. Over a 2-year period, practitioner ethnography was used to examine a ...
Published on Mar 1, 2004in Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing
Barbara Jack19
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(Hill College),
Charles Hendry2
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(Dund.: University of Dundee),
Annie Topping10
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(University of Bradford)
Abstract The United Kingdom (UK) National Health Service (NHS) has experienced a rapid expansion in the number of clinical nurse specialist (CNS) posts in the last two decades. Despite this, there is limited robust evidence that evaluates the role and impact that the CNS makes. Furthermore there is reportedly considerable confusion and inconsistency surrounding the titles, descriptions, qualifications and grading of CNS posts. It is against this background the findings from this multi-centre des...
Published on Jul 1, 2002in Journal of Clinical Nursing1.76
Hansa Raja Jones1
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(East Sussex County Council)
• This paper focuses on issues relating to the role components of clinical nurse specialists and clinical research nurses working in breast cancer care. • Identified issues relate to the lack of agreement as to the role and definition of clinical nurse specialists. At the same time there has been an increase and emergence of clinical research nurses, both within the NHS and university departments. • The review fails to reveal the relationship between these two specialist groups in terms of role ...
Published on Jan 1, 1998
George Casteldine1
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Paula McGee1
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Part I, Current issues: Clinical specialists in nursing in the UK: the early years Clinical specialists in nursing in the UK: 1908s to the present day Historical and current developments in specialist and advanced practice in North America Legal issues for advanced and specialist nurse practitioners Specialist and advanced practice: issues for research Advanced physical assessment Assessing competence Part II, Specialist practice: Specialist practice in the UK Specialist practice in the HIV/AIDS...
Published on Mar 13, 1997in British journal of nursing
George Castledine11
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There is an urgent need to define and clarify a clinical career structure in nursing. The development of a career structure is hindered by the proliferation of titles currently used by nurses when developing their knowledge and skills. It is proposed that the term nurse practitioner be replaced by either generalist or specialist nursing practitioner, depending on the individual's bias, and that nurses with a bias towards medicine be designated paramedical nurse practitioners. A three-band clinic...
Published on Mar 1, 1997in TVZ : het vakblad voor de verpleging
Koopman-van den Berg D1
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Niehuis M1
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Susan Catt12
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L. Matthews2
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+ 3 AuthorsValerie Jenkins37
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Objective Documentations of the experiences of patients with advanced prostate cancer and their partners are sparse. Views of care and treatment received for metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) are presented here. Methods Structured interviews conducted within 14 days of a systemic therapy for mCRPC starting and 3 months later explored: treatment decisions, information provision, perceived benefits and harms of treatment, and effects of these on patients’ and partners’ lives. R...
Published on Feb 1, 2018in British journal of pain
Pungavi Kailainathan1
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(Imperial College Healthcare),
Stephen R. Humble2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Imperial College London)
+ 3 AuthorsGursimren Lidder1
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(Imperial College London)
Inconsistencies in the availability and quality of pain service provision have been noted nationally, as have lengthy waiting times for appointments and lack of awareness of the Pain Clinic role. The 2013 NHS England report stated that specialist pain services must offer multispecialty and multidisciplinary pain clinics. This national survey of multidisciplinary pain service provision in the United Kingdom and Ireland provides a snapshot of pain service provision in order to review and highlight...
Published on Dec 1, 2017in Journal of Clinical Nursing1.76
Alison Leary7
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(LSBU: London South Bank University),
Katrina Maclaine1
Estimated H-index: 1
(LSBU: London South Bank University)
+ 2 AuthorsGeoffrey Punshon3
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(LSBU: London South Bank University)
Aims and objectives/background The work of specialist nursing has been under scrutiny for many years in the UK due to a perception that it is not cost-effective. A common issue is the lack of consistency of job titles, which causes confusion to the public, employing organisations, colleagues and commissioners of services. Lack of consistency has implications for the wider perception of advanced specialist practice in the worldwide community and the workforce more generally. This study aims to un...
Published on Nov 7, 2017in Cancer Nursing Practice
Alison Leary7
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Andrew Whittaker5
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A Hill
Recent work has highlighted concerns over the future supply of the specialist cancer nursing workforce and its ability to meet the growing need for cancer care. There are few opportunities to progress into specialist nursing roles that offer support & development and there is no national or strategic framework for this. One group of acute trusts have addressed this by offering a development programme in partnership with a specialist cancer Trust. The development programme offered mentorship and ...
Published on Oct 12, 2017in British journal of nursing
Beverley Anderson4
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A cancer diagnosis and the patient's response to the news pertains to all types of cancer, however, in this article, the focus is on urological cancer. Intrinsic to the management of this patient group is the urology multidisciplinary team, in which the role of the cancer nurse specialist (CNS) is pivotal. For most people, a cancer diagnosis is arguably their worst fear. It is therefore prudent that a holistic approach is used when determining care and ensuring that appropriate support is forthc...
Olivia Cook2
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Meredith McIntyre11
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+ 1 AuthorsSusan Lee9
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARYBackgroundThe care needs of women with gynecological cancer are complex and change over the course of their cancer journey. Specialist nurses are well positioned to play a role in meeting the needs of women with gynecological cancer although their role and scope of practice have not
Published on Feb 1, 2017in Annals of Saudi Medicine0.81
Denise Hibbert3
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Ahmad E. Aboshaiqah6
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+ 7 AuthorsAlison Leary7
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Background: The roots of advanced practice nursing can be traced back to the 1890s, but the Nurse Practitioner (NP) emerged in Western countries during the 1960s in response to the unmet health care needs of populations in rural areas. These early NPs utilized the medical model of care to assess, diagnose and treat. Nursing has since grown as a profession, with its own unique and distinguishable, holistic, science-based knowledge, which is complementary within the multidisciplinary team. Today A...
Alison Leary7
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(LSBU: London South Bank University),
Jane Brocksom3
Estimated H-index: 3
(St James's University Hospital)
+ 7 AuthorsPhilippa Aslet1
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Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK accounting for 25% of all new cases of cancer. It is predicted to become the most common cancer overall by 2030. A national survey of the specialist nursing workforce caring for men with prostate cancer was completed across the four countries of the UK during June and July 2014. In total 302 specialist nurses completed the survey and data from 285 was used in the analysis. This is the biggest whole population survey of this workforce in ...
Published on Jan 1, 2016in International Journal of Nursing Studies3.57
Sara Faithfull24
Estimated H-index: 24
(RMIT: RMIT University),
Carol Samuel1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Surrey)
+ 2 AuthorsDiana Greenfield14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Weston Park Hospital)
Abstract Background Cancer survival is increasing as patients live longer with a cancer diagnosis. This success has implications for health service provision in that increasing numbers of adults who have received cancer therapy are requiring monitoring and long-term health care by a wide range of practitioners. Given these recent trends there is a need to explore staff perceptions and confidence in managing the consequences of cancer diagnosis and treatment in cancer survivors to enhance an inte...
Published on Sep 23, 2015
ABSTRACT Clinical Nurse Specialism was established in Ireland in 2001. As this new role has become embedded in practice over the past decade it has faced a number of challenges. The unsatisfactory articulation of the nature of the work at the level of clinical nurse specialist was described by Seymour et al (2002). The aim of this study was to establish a clear insight and understanding of the role of the Community Clinical Nurse Specialist in Palliative Care (CNSPC) in the South of Ireland. As ...
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