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CPD NHS reforms in England: are healthcare professionals ready to commission cardiovascular care?

Publication date: Sunday, 17 March 2013

We undertook a survey to discover whether primary care health professionals felt willing and sufficiently skilled to commission cardiovascular services, and what their support needs might be. Although clinicians were confident in their clinical and communication skills, the vast majority of respondents felt unsure of their skills and knowledge to commission cardiovascular care and believed they would need specialist advice to help them. There was a strong desire for training, a feeling of exclusion and a plea for nurses to be involved.

Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 6 Number 1 Jan-Feb-Mar 2013
Print edition page(s): 13

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