Letter by Cooper et al Regarding the Article, “Incorporating Nonphysician Stroke Specialists Into the Stroke Team”
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To the Editor:
We read with interest the recent article by Anderson et al.1 In the United Kingdom, several political and demographic factors are driving nonphysician workforce development in Stroke Medicine in addition to other specialties. In our large UK Comprehensive Stroke Center, we now have a team of Stroke Nurse Practitioners (SNP) who provide the immediate assessment of potential hyperacute stroke and TIA cases. This service has developed from a single SNP in 2007 to 7 in 2016; where training and supervision is …