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Higher-level learning: why flexible advanced education is good for services and staff

Nurses educated at advanced level have a transformational effect on services and patient care

Advanced clinical practice programmes have an important role to play in strengthening nursing teams

The Herculean efforts made throughout health and social care in recent months have been nothing short of awe-inspiring.

With no end in sight to the pressure placed on our health services by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to consider how the sector can better serve its patients on a day-to-day, operational level.

But thought must also be given to how we can invest in a hugely important component of the UK’s health service –its people.

Nurses with advanced qualifications boost teams in so many


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