Domination of Clinical Practice in ACP

Within my systematic literature review on the benefits of Advanced Clinical Practice, I noted there was consensus on the definition of ACP, and this broadly reflected the ‘four pillars’ of clinical practice, leadership & management, education, and research. However, I also found that whilst there is a consensus that ACP reflects the 4 pillars, itContinue reading “Domination of Clinical Practice in ACP”

Substitution/ Supplementation in ACP

A major feature I found in my systematic literature review regarding the benefits of Advanced Clinical Practice related to whether the definition, nomenclature, and scope of the ACP role is a substitution or a supplementation.

Advanced Clinical Practice; Patient Outcomes & Clinical Effectiveness

It is fitting that at the end of this year’s advanced practice week, that I am focussing on the topic of clinical effectiveness and patient outcomes; arguably the most important aspect of ACP. In my systematic literature review I had in fact specifically excluded this from the search criteria as the purpose of this researchContinue reading “Advanced Clinical Practice; Patient Outcomes & Clinical Effectiveness”

ACP Education pathways, regulation & education methodologies

In this blog I will explore the key themes I identified in my systematic literature review on the benefits of the Advanced Clinical Practice for key stakeholders in relation to education and regulation. 15 of the 26 papers that had a theme of education within them, noted that there are a variety of education pathwaysContinue reading “ACP Education pathways, regulation & education methodologies”

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.

Reflections on Advanced Practice Week

This month I have been reflecting on the various activities and conversations that happened in the ‘Advanced Practice Week’ that occurred between the 9th-13th November. This includes credentialing, confusion, communication, collaboration and country lanes.

ACP- Bureaucratic Blockages?

Have bureaucratic blockages been removed to allow ACP to be implemented effectively?

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?”