Advanced Clinical Practice
What is Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP)?
Health Education England (HEE) defines advanced clinical practice as a defined level of practice within clinical professions such as nursing, pharmacy, paramedics and occupational therapy. This level of practice is designed to transform and modernise pathways of care, enabling the safe and effective sharing of skills across traditional professional boundaries.
Resources for Advanced Clinical Practitioners (ACPs)
HEE have developed a range of resources including a Multi-professional framework for advanced clinical practice in England which can be helpful to understand how the role works.
You can also use the Advanced Practice Toolkit which contains information and resources suitable for both employers, commissioners and clinicians.
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Nottinghamshire Alliance Training Hub (NATH) are planning to launch an ACP forum for those working in primary care if you are interested in joining please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.
Routes Into and Through Advanced Clinical Practice
Allied Health Professions (AHPs)
Health Care Scientists
Physician Associates (PAs)
Physician Associate PA degree
Generally no healthcare background
ADVANCED CLINICAL PRACTICE
Advanced Clinical Practitioners (ACPs)
Various job titles
Consultant Level Practice
The 4 Pillars of ACP and Potential Career Pathways
Research and Innovation
Clinical Academic Careers
Healthcare Organisation Managers
Royal Colleges, e.g.
Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM)
Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM)
Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS)
Royal College of Physicians (RCP)
Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)
Royal Pharmaceutical Society