"Dunn Matthew Dr. (RJC) A & E - SwarkHosp-TR"
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> In some cases, possibly. However, the idea of an ENP is an autonomous
> practitioner who does not ask for advice more than SHOs do. It is an
> interesting point, though: many of the studies were done in
> departments where most of the work was done by SHOs. These days it is
> more common to have a consultant or middle grade around. Do ENPs ask
> for consultant or middle grade advice more frequently (or indeed less
> frequently) than SHOs do? We don't know. The applicability of much of
> the research on ENPs to an individual department is less than it was,
> so more guess work needed in applying the evidence.
My experience is that ENPs seldom started to see the kind of patients
for which SHOs might seek advice.
Helen D. Vecht: [log in to unmask]