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