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Creating new roles in healthcare: lessons from the literature

Halse, J., Reynolds, L. M. & Attenborough, J. ORCID: 0000-0002-4018-8445 (2018). Creating new roles in healthcare: lessons from the literature. Nursing Times, 114(5), pp. 34-37.


The NHS is faced with the urgent task of reshaping and enhancing its nursing workforce. Part of this reshape will be happening soon with the introduction of nursing associates – the first cohorts are currently undergoing training. However, introducing new roles in an established healthcare workforce is not an easy task. It needs to be well thought-out and planned, and conducted with the primary aim of meeting patient need. This article sums up the findings of a literature review on the introduction of new roles in healthcare, using lessons learned from the past to provide guidance to leaders and workforce planners.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2018 EMAP Publishing Limited. All rights reserved. Re-used with permission.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Nursing
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