Assistant practitioner

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An Assistant practitioner, also called an associate practitioner in nursing, is a university-trained support worker at level 4 of the UK NHS Career Framework[1]

They are not at as high of a rank as registered nurses.

In the NHS assistant practitioners work as occupational therapy assistants, diabetes team assistants, expert patient coordinators, assistant theatre practitioners, primary care workers in mental health and IT support worker and assistant practitioner,[1]


  1. ^ a b Assistant Practitioner NHS careers 2013