New framework defines role of advanced clinical practitioners

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A new national framework that sets out and defines the role of advanced clinical practitioners (ACPs) has been launched by Health Education England (HEE), in partnership with NHS Improvement and NHS England.


Drawing on existing practice, the new framework has been developed to ensure that there is consistency about what advanced level practice is. It includes the requirements for entry into the role, and defines the core capabilities with a recommended standard of education. This not only gives clarity to current and future ACPs, but also for other healthcare staff, employers and patients.

ACPs support existing and more established roles within multi-professional teams, and can help to provide and improve clinical continuity and access to high-quality care for patients. HEE expect the new resource will help to transform and promote team working across traditional professional boundaries and support the delivery of high quality healthcare for local people. 

The National Framework for Multi-Professional Advanced Clinical Practice is available to download. 

You can read more about Advanced Clinical Practice on our website.

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