Assistant Practitioner roles in the Welsh Health Sector

Enhancing the potential for future development 2014

Miller L, Williams J, Edwards H |   | Skills for Health | Feb 2014

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It is widely argued that this ‘intermediate/technical' level role could produce a significant positive impact on the performance of the health sector.

This research report seeks to enhance our understanding of how these roles are being developed and currently used within Wales. It also aims to provide insights into how these roles can be better and more widely adopted to maximise their potential impact.

The report concludes that there is significant evidence to suggest that AP roles are successfully utilised in Wales and are very well represented in technical areas such as Radiology. However, more support may be needed to help introduce these roles in rural hospital settings.