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.

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”

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.

Definitions of ACP, nomenclature & scope

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”

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.

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.

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 Practice- Map Finding

There has been a long history of calls for definitions of, and agreement on, what it means to be an Advanced Clinical Practitioner.  Several notable ones have emerged such as the statement of NHS employers which references the Multi-Professional Framework for ACP in England or the International Council of Nursing’s Advanced Practitioner Nursing Network definitionContinue reading “Advanced Clinical Practice- Map Finding”