What is Advanced Practice (AP)?
Health Education England (HEE) defines advanced 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 Practitioners (APs)
HEE have developed a range of resources including a Multi-professional framework for advanced 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.
Subscribe to AP newsletter to keep up-to-date with important developments at Health Education England.
Information and supporting links for those seeking to undertake Supported e-portfolio Route (for recognition of education and training equivalence.)
The Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS AP Steering Group has authored a Memorandum of Understanding document that contains the recommended minimum standards for qualified APs. This document, having gained approval and sign-off from the ICS Clinical and Care Executive Group, can be used by APs and their employers as guidance.
System-wide AP Development in the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System (ICS) - October 2021
Join our ICS Primary Care AP Network
The ICS Primary Care AP Network Group is now up and running. If you are training or working in advanced practice within Primary Care and would like to join via the link below.
Aims for the Network:
Promote collaborative working
Provide educational and supervisory support for the advanced practitioners
Promote effective and safe practice within the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System (ICS)
Routes Into and Through Advanced Practice
Allied Health Professions (AHPs)
Health Care Scientists
Physician Associates (PAs)
Physician Associate PA degree
Unregistered healthcare workers
Consultant Level Practice
The 4 Pillars of AP 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