What is it about?

To critically appraise and synthesise the current evidence related to the advanced practice nurse in the children and young people's healthcare setting.

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Why is it important?

A complex landscape of demand and change has influenced the healthcare delivery for children and young people. In the United Kingdom and internationally, governments have endorsed the need for workforce innovation with advanced practice nurse roles introduced to counter these challenges. However, little is known about the impact of these initiatives in the context of children and young people's health care.


A first publication generated from literature review of a student PhD on the evolution of advanced practice within children and young people services .

Dr Sonya MacVicar
Edinburgh Napier University

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This page is a summary of: Advanced practice for children and young people: A systematic review with narrative summary, Journal of Advanced Nursing, November 2019, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/jan.14243.
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