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POLICY: Nurse Innovators - Case Study - At the cutting edge of the code

01 July 2015
The Isle of Cumbrae’s advanced nurse practitioners have trail blazed a sustainable out-of-hours service that is transforming remote and rural emergency care. Eddie Docherty, NHS Ayrshire & Arran’s Associate Nurse Director for Advanced Practice, was never in any doubt that ANPs were the answer to Cumbrae’s out-of-hours crisis. He had been developing the role on the mainland for years, and knows the highly-skilled contribution that ANPs are making to the board-wide Hospital at Night service, on the emergency response teams, in orthopaedics, general surgery, cardiology and paediatrics.
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