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”
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.
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”
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”
Despite knowing about the barriers to effective implementation of ACP, they are still prevalent, and the facilitators are often not considered when planning development of an ACP role.
Defining what we mean by ACP seems a good place to start when looking at existing evidence regarding ACP. In my systematic literature 30 out of the 44 papers included findings related to the definition of ACP, nomenclature used when referring to ACP roles and titles, and the scope of the ACP role or practice. Continue reading “Definitions of ACP, nomenclature & scope”
This blog post gives an overview of the key features I found from a mixed method systematic literature review on the benefits of Advanced Clinical Practice.
This post gives you an update of my research journey so far and introduces my next set of posts which will be key themes from from the systematic literature review I conducted on the the benefits of the ACP role.
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.
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.