Citation
J Haem Pract 2017; 4(1). doi: 10.17225/jhp00100

Authors: Kate Khair, Steve Chaplin

Kate Khair
Nurse Consultant
Haemophilia Centre, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London, UK. Email: Kate.Khair@gosh.nhs.uk

Steve Chaplin
Medical writer
UK, UK. Email: stevechaplin504@gmail.com

Abstract

The terms ‘nurse-led service’ and ‘nurse-led care’ are often used, but are frequently not well defined. As health care delivery evolves across the world and struggles to cope with changes in medical care and with the rising number of people living longer with long term conditions, it is frequently suggested that more care should be delivered and coordinated by nurses who have the most day-to-day contact with affected individuals and their families. This paper addresses the notion of modern ‘nurse-led’ care in the 21st century, with a focus on haemophilia. Haemophilia is one specialty in which totally nurse-led and delivered care could become a reality, there is already evidence from both developing and developed countries of nurses providing excellent and innovative haemophilia care.

Acknowledgements

This article was commissioned as part of a project designed to consider options for the future of haemophilia care in Europe. Sobi provided initial funding to Haemnet for the project. The authors have advised no additional interests that might be perceived as posing a conflict or bias.
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