This presentation considers key developemnts in workforce in the UK. In particular the expanding role of the nurse is discussed, evaluating roles such as nurse practitioner, prescriber, consultant, and a critique of the impact this has within UK health care. An analysis of the growth of assitant practitioner roles is considered alongside the changing educational preparation for such roles in UK nursing. The presentation will generate opportunities for dicussion in the context of European and international nursing and health care workforce.
Warn, C. (2011, April). Role development in nursing: the changing health care workforce. Presented at International Week, School of Health Care