Agenda for change in emergency care settings.

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In 2004, the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (Department of Health 2004) was launched as part of Agenda for Change, the new terms and conditions for most NHS staff. Five years on, it has been introduced across the U.K. with varying degrees of success. This article describes the fundamentals of the KSF appraisal system, its use as a staff-assessment tool and its application in emergency care settings.

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  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Benchmarking
  • Clinical Competence
  • Clinical Competence: standards
  • Education, Nursing, Continuing
  • Emergency Nursing
  • Emergency Nursing: education
  • Emergency Nursing: organization & administration
  • Emergency Service, Hospital
  • Emergency Service, Hospital: organization & admini
  • Employee Performance Appraisal
  • Employee Performance Appraisal: methods
  • Great Britain
  • Health Care Reform
  • Health Care Reform: organization & administration
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Humans
  • Needs Assessment
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital: education
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