Reflections on Advanced Practice Week

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.

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”

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?