Nurse-led Primary Care Learning from PMS pilots

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In 1998, the government approved personal medical services (PMS) pilots to offer nurse-led primary care, designed to maximise the use of nursing skills and allow nurses to exercise leadership within primary health care teams.

Three years on, this publication describes the experiences of the nine nurse leads as they developed their projects.

Nurse-led Primary Care analyses the programme's success in various patient communities and looks at its possible future effects on primary care in the NHS. The issue of professional boundaries is also explored, offering an insider's view of nurse–doctor relations and their effect on the NHS.