1. Scottish Government (2016) Health and Social Care Delivery Plan. Edinburgh: Scottish Government http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/12/4275/downloads
2. Scottish Government (2017) Nursing 2030 Vision. Edinburgh: Scottish Government http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2017/07/4277
.3 Scottish Government (2014) Setting the Direction for Nursing and Midwifery Education in Scotland. Edinburgh: Scottish Government http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2014/02/4112
4. Greenaway D (2013) Shape of Training. Securing the future of excellent patient care. London: General Medical Council https://www.shapeoftraining.co.uk/static/documents/content/Shape_of_training_FINAL_Report.pdf_53977887.pdf
5. NHS Education for Scotland (revised 2017) Post-registration Career Development Framework for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals. Edinburgh: NES http://www.careerframework.nes.scot.nhs.uk/media/32227/nesd0057_postregistrationcareerframework_f.pdf
6. The source for the description of consultant-level practice in Figure 2 is the Skills for Health Framework: http://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/index.php?option=com_mtree&task=att_download&link_id=163&cf_id=24
7. Transforming Nursing, Midwifery and Health Professions’ (NMaHP) Roles: pushing the boundaries to meet health and social care needs in Scotland. Paper 2. Advanced nursing practice. Edinburgh: Scottish Government; 2017 http://www.nes.scot.nhs.uk/media/4031450/cno_paper_2_transforming_nmahp_roles.pdf
8. Integrated community nursing teams include advanced nurse practitioners, general practice nurses, district nurses, mental health nurses, health visitors, school nurses and others.