What is Advanced Practice
Advanced Practice has developed in many areas and in many ways over the last 25 years. Recently Health Education England have drawn these numerous different threads into a multi-professional framework for all those working at advanced level.
Advanced clinical practice is delivered by experienced, registered health and care practitioners. It is a level of practice characterised by a high degree of autonomy and complex decision making. This is underpinned by a master’s level award or equivalent that encompasses the four pillars of clinical practice, leadership and management, education and research, with demonstration of core capabilities and area specific clinical competence.
Advanced Practice embodies the ability to manage clinical care in partnership with individuals, families and carers. It includes the analysis and synthesis of complex problems across a range of settings, enabling innovative solutions to enhance people’s experience and improve outcomes.
If you are an advanced practitioner, trainee or aspiring AP please complete the short AP workforce data survey below if you have not already done so.
The ACP Workforce Database
A system-wide audit will populate a system-level database to inform workforce planning and provision for current, and aspiring ACPs. Several attempts to scope the ACP workforce have been attempted in the last few years. Problems with organisational engagement and consent to information sharing are just some of the problems that have hampered delivery to date. To create an effective single database, the workforce needs to have confidence in the quality of the information collected, its security and understand its intended purpose. Openness and transparency are critical success factors. This document sets this out and includes a data capture form for completion.
To scope current and future ACPs across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to inform current and future workforce planning.
- To create a single system database of:
- In-role ACPs
- In-training ACPs that have a future role in service identified
- In training ACPs that do not have a future role in service identified
- Aspiring ACPs
- To use the database to inform organisational and system level workforce planning, that will include (the list is not exhaustive):
- Career pathway communications
- ACP Community of Practice engagement
- Training needs analysis
- Commissioning of future training provision
- Informing service investment plans / business cases
Establishing the ACP Workforce Database
The database will be created by CIOS ACP Baseline Workforce Audit Task and Finish Group, formed under the CIOS Health and Care Academy. Members are:
- Dr Julie Gription, Academy Principal (CFT)
- Berni George, Director of Integrated Governance (RCHT) and Acting Deputy Director of NMAHP – Workforce (RCHT)
- Paul Jeffrey, KCCG Lead Practice Nurse and Training Hub Educational Facilitator (KCCG/Kernow Health CIC)
- Alan Jervis, Head of Education (CFT)
- Clare Rotman, Associate Director of AHP (CFT/RCHT)
- Dr Frazer Underwood, Associate Director of NMAHP Research, Innovation and Improvement (RCHT/CFT)
Individual staff members being asked to complete the workforce audit will have been identified by their line-mangers to meet the criteria highlighted in Objective 1 above.
Individuals will complete the data capture form (Appendix 1)* and return it to the CIOS ACP Baseline Workforce Audit Task and Finish Group.
The CIOS Health and Care Academy will host, on behalf of the wider system a password protected database on an NHS server. Access will be controlled and monitored by the Academy Principal, to comply with the data sharing agreement.
An annual update will be required to maintain an accurate database.
Use of the Database
Objective 2 sets out a non-exhaustive list of intended uses of the database. Information analysed and reported will always be anonymous/non-identifiable to the individual. No personal information will be shared with third parties. Individuals will always be contacted to request explicit permission for personal information to be shared.
Fill in the survey here
If you are interested in advanced practice please listen to this podcast from Dec 2022 -only the application dates are incorrect otherwise information is correct.
Look through AP information pack tab 2
Read the AP Handbook Tab 3
Paramedics in primary care podcast
Contact [email protected] for informal discussion on moving forward
HEE AP handbook, for full details please see the handbook
The scoping exercise is now closed and will open again Jan 2024
If you are interested in developing advanced practice yourself or as a practice or PCN please read the handbook and contact [email protected] who will guide you through the process
Please complete this questionnaire as the first part of the 2024 AP advanced practice funding package. This will assist in the selection of those that are proposed for funding for Sept 2024. Will re-open in Feb 2024
If you wish to discuss this job description or wish to comment on this draft document please email: [email protected]
Advancing Practice Networking Event Keynote Recordings
Thank you to everyone who attended our HEE South West Faculty Networking Event and made it such a fabulous day, we enjoyed meeting everyone, listening to interesting presentations and discussing advanced practice.
- Developing a National Supervision Framework – (Dr Deborah Harding, PhD, MSc, BMedSci (Speech)
- The Future of Advancing Practice Research – (Professor Joy Conway, MCSP, MSc, PhD)
- Multiprofessional Consultant Practice: Towards a Development Pathway – (Professor Robert Crouch, OBE, RN, PhD, FRCN, FRCEM (Hon)
As well as the recording’s you can find out about our speakers and download the slide packs from the keynote sessions.
We are still working hard to edit and upload the talks from the Breakout and Hot Topic sessions and will be posting them in the next few weeks. We will let you know once these have been posted.
If you missed anything at all, the platform is still live and all sessions are now available OnDemand and will remain so until they are made available on the Centre for Advancing Practice Website.
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Anyone choosing to utilise the portfolio route to AP will need to apply via the supported ePortfolio route. They will need to map to the multi-professional framework using L7 evidence (taught or equivalence).
This means if a paramedic is completing a roadmap in primary care this is the stage 3 part.
As you know Stage 1 + 2 can be verified in practice by a RMSV but this is not the case for AP. If they successfully go onto to complete stage 3 via the ePortfolio route they will then be a primary care ACP.
Below is a link to some useful guidance: