Development and implementation of non-medical practitioners in acute care

Jenny Abraham, Becky Whiteman, Jane Coad, Rosie Kneafsey

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The purpose of this article is to discuss the evolving workforce required to deliver quality healthcare in NHS acute care settings within the UK. The development and implementation of non-medical practitioner (NMP) roles, such as advanced clinical practitioners, surgical care practitioners, surgical first assistants, physician associates and physician assistants in anaesthesia are discussed in relation to training, regulation, governance and evaluation in clinical practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1129-1134
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 11 Nov 2016


  • Advanced clinical practitioner
  • Advanced practice
  • Surgical care practitioner
  • Physician associate
  • Non-medical practitioner


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