ACP- Bureaucratic Blockages?

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

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”

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!

Advanced Clinical Practitioner training- generalist or specialist?

Should ACP training be focussed on providing credentials to specialist areas of clinical practice or should ACP education be concentrated on advancing levels of practice general knowledge and skills?