An Advanced Practitioner is an experienced medical professional such as a nurse who has undergone further training, usually through a master’s level course, to take on an extended role of clinical patient assessment, research, leadership and education.
Advanced Practitioners can see a patient through their whole journey, from the initial clinical assessment, to diagnosis, making plans for investigation, and treatment - including prescribing medications.
We have a number of Advanced Practitioners across the Health Board in areas like Paediatrics, Surgical, Primary Care, Out of Hours and Acute Oncology.
You can find out more about the role of an Advanced Practitioner in the video below:
Also watch our Advanced Practitioners explain their roles in more detail: Marianne Jenkins, Paediatrics