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Want to set up a nurse-led clinic? Here's how to do it

Detailed planning and communication with team members are vital to creating a successful service.
Nurse-led clinic

Detailed planning and communication with team members are vital to creating a successful service

Nurse-led clinics are a vital part of UK health care. They are diverse and are therefore hard to define, but they involve nurses having their own patient caseload and increased autonomy, often using advanced clinical skills such as physical assessment, diagnosis and medicines management.

It is important to discuss plans with the team who will lead the service and the patient Picture credit: SPL

Nurse-led clinics are a vital part of UK health care. They are diverse and are therefore hard to define, but they involve nurses having their own patient caseload and increased autonomy, often using advanced clinical skills such as physical assessment, diagnosis and medicines management.

Clinic numbers grew enormously in the late 1990s due to a variety of converging factors. Not least was the recognition by

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