Regulation of ACP- perceptions, evidence and the problems trying to be solved.

A report has been published regarding the work undertaken on behalf of the HCPC to review whether to provide additional regulation of Advanced Practice for its registrants. The conclusion drawn is “there is no clear evidence, based on the findings of this research, that additional regulation of advanced level practice is needed, or desired, to protect the public”. This is despite the research revealing that 78.2% of participants believed that the HCPC should regulate ACP.

Advanced Clinical Practice- where next?

I want to start this latest blog post with an apology for the hiatus. As many of us have got used to hearing over the last few months a little thing called Covid got in the way a bit! I ended my last post with the question ACP-where next? So I thought it would beContinue reading “Advanced Clinical Practice- where next?”

Advanced Clinical Practitioner education- does previous experience count?

The Multi-Professional Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice in England has set out an agreed definition and scope of ACP for the first time. It has done this, at least in part, by looking at what is already happening. This highlights that ACP, in its various guises, is not new and there are people currently working in ACP roles without formal recognition. So will previous experience count now that we are moving toward standardised routes of recognition for ACP? The answer is likely to be…well it depends!