Val Aston and Claire Garman Cancer Care Cymru. Has the specialist nurse left the building?. Background. Concerned about the demise/erosion of specialist nurse posts In unique position because of charity’s ‘specialist nurse’ focus to ‘fight the corner’
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Cancer Care Cymru
Has the specialist nurse left the building?
(Dinsdale and Waters 2006)
11% have been downgraded
23% have been told they could face redundancy
45% have been asked to work outside their specialist role to cover staff shortages
47% have been asked to justify their posts
(Nursing Standard 2008)
Douglas, Normand et al (2003)
International Journal of Palliative Nursing
(Richard Jones interim director of the Royal College of Nursing Wales 2008)
Led Clinics = 28.3%