Via NHS Blog Doctor's weekly BritMeds I find this link to FtM Doctor writing about Nurse Practitioners. I could not agree more
The paediatric oncology nurses on the Borchardt Ward at RMCH are the true Paediatric Oncology Nurse Specialists methinks, although I never saw any of them entitled such or claim to be such – they know their jobs and if they have any doubts, will call the doctor.
Hey, Dr Crippen, you and the patient can choose your hospital now, your Centre of Excellence – choose the RMCH for paediatric cancer treatment! It might be a 350 mile train trip … that’s local treatment!