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New National Framework for Advanced Clinical Practitioners

Health Education England (HEE), in partnership with NHS Improvement and NHS England, has launched a new national framework that sets out a vision for the further development of Advanced Clinical Practitioners (ACPs).

From the Health Education England website 20.11.17:

The framework (National Framework for Multi-Professional Advanced Clinical Practice) includes, for the first time, a national definition and standards for the multi-professional advanced level of practice.

ACPs enhance capacity and capability within multi-professional teams by supporting existing and more established roles. They also help to improve clinical continuity, provide more patient-focused care, and help to provide safe, accessible and high-quality care for patients.

The framework provides national definition and framework of what Advanced Clinical Practice is and what the requirements for entry are. It will make sure that there is national consistency across the role and  that advanced clinical practitioners, healthcare staff, employers and patients clearly understand the role. It  will also provide current and future ACPs with guidance and principles that they should follow throughout their professional lives. 

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Download the framework.  

‘As a former nurse consultant, I directly saw the patient and organisational benefits of advanced clinical practice delivered care. This new framework develops a common understanding across professions with agreed education and competency arrangements and it is the ideal platform to increase the use of this innovative NHS Workforce solution. It has been a great privilege to work with key stakeholders across professions to develop this ACP framework for the NHS’. Mark Radford Director of Nursing – Improvement NHS Improvement Co-Chair of Advanced Clinical Practice Steering Group

Related event:

Advanced Nursing Practice & Credentialing
Monday 19 March 
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

20 November 2017


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