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”

Barriers/ Facilitators of Advanced Clinical Practice

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.

Features of existing ACP research.

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.

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?”

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!