WORKFORCE: The Royal Bournemouth Hospital is trialling a new advanced nurse practitioner role to enhance patient care, prevent re-admissions and reduce staff pressures.

Advanced nurse practitioners Anthony Young and Patricia Hartiganare have been appointed in the trust’s cardiology department to enhance the care provided to cardiovascular patients.

Their role includes seeing all inpatients awaiting a coronary angioplasty procedure, offering advice, support and aftercare guidance as well as managing a new post–procedure review clinic.