The impact of an Advanced Nurse Practitioner training programme in an acute stroke service

Christopher Sanders, Graham Ashman
  • British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, June 2018, Mark Allen Group
  • DOI: 10.12968/bjnn.2018.14.3.130

How a training programme has led to improved assessment and care for stroke patients

What is it about?

The acute stroke service and how an advanced nurse practitioner training programme has changed the way that the acute stroke pathway is managed, in particular with out of hours care, access to quicker CT scan times and acute treatments.

Why is it important?

The adaptation of the team into a more advanced role has improved patient access to rapid assessments and treatments and allows practitioners to practice autonomously whilst governed by the skills and competencies that they have achieved throughout the programme.


Christopher Sanders (Author)
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Writing this article was a great way in which to reflect on the positive work undertaken to improve patient care and has been a good way to evaluate where we are at with our work and how to continue to expand the service for the better.

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