Enhancing the potential for 'Assistant Practitioner’ roles in Wales

This project for Skills for Health will explore the reasons why assistant practitioner roles have been introduced to a lesser extent in Wales than in England and Scotland. Through interviews with Board and health sector managers we will examine the reasons for their adoption along with the reasons why some health care organisations have not made use of these roles. Focus groups with healthcare support workers will explore the potential for these roles to offer career development opportunities.