Evaluation of the Advanced Practitioner Roles

Miller L, Cox A, Williams J | Report 465 | Institute for Employment Studies | Jun 2009

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In February 2008 Skills for Health, in partnership with NHS West Midlands, commissioned the Institute for Employment Studies to undertake a national evaluation of five Advanced Practitioner roles introduced under the New Practitioner Programme.

The research involved a review to identify appropriate measures to use in the evaluation; a survey of sites at which Advanced Practitioners were employed and, for comparison, a similar survey of sites without these roles; and case studies of implementation sites.

This report is based on a combination of evidence gained through the survey and richer qualitative data gathered during the four case study visits.