Establishing a community of practice for clinical nurse specialists

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Establishing a community of practice for clinical nurse specialists

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This article describes the development of a community of practice for more than 55 clinical nurse specialists in a large cancer centre. Supported by Macmillan Cancer Support, a year-long development programme addressed individual, organisational and policy requirements to create a community of practice with a clear direction and agreed metrics. The community of practice demonstrates the value of clinical nurse specialists to patients and healthcare organisations.

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