Factors influencing the development and implementation of advanced and consultant radiographer practice: A review of the literature
Kelly, J, Piper, K and Nightingale, J 2008, 'Factors influencing the development and implementation of advanced and consultant radiographer practice: A review of the literature' , Radiography, 14 (1) , e71-e78.
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United Kingdom (UK) government policy, which has focused on modernising the NHS and making it more responsive to patients’ needs, has, in fact, created significant service demand. The Department of Health (DoH) committed itself to changing and improving the organisation and delivery of health care through professional role development and blurring of traditional professional boundaries. In 2000, the DoH announced an intention to create consultant allied health professional posts to facilitate career development opportunities for expert and experienced staff. There are currently 31 consultant radiographers in the UK who have been appointed to new posts, and 2 trainees. Such posts are created subject to a formal approval panel process as laid down by the DoH. This paper will begin by outlining the current scope of radiographic consultant practice and advanced clinical roles in the UK. Key factors that have facilitated the development and implementation of such roles will then be explored and discussed. It will also consider what specific factors can inhibit innovative change and whether there appears to be any perceived threats to the current momentum of change.
|Themes:||Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine|
Health and Wellbeing
|Schools:||Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care|
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Health Sciences
|Journal or Publication Title:||Radiography|
|Depositing User:||JM Nightingale|
|Date Deposited:||07 Jan 2011 10:58|
|Last Modified:||16 Jan 2012 14:19|
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