Advanced Practice Toolkit 

Appendix one: Edwards model of readiness 

Step 1 
Have you identified a clinical need for NMP? 
Yes 
Actions 
Perform clinical audit 
Concentrate on outcomes 
Submit business case 
 
Step 2 
Have you sought managerial support? 
Yes 
Actions 
Secure study leave time 
Secure protected time 
Contact your NMP lead 
 
Step 3 
Have you confirmed your eligibility for training? 
Yes 
Actions 
Ensure evidence of AP 
Ensure specialist skills 
Test your numeracy skills 
 
Step 4 
Have you secured funding and identified a prescribing budget? 
Yes 
Actions 
Secure funding stream 
Secure backfill 
Identify prescribing budget 
 
Step 5 
Have you identified a Practice Educator? 
Yes 
Actions 
Review RPS DPP framework 
Consider location / availability  
Contact HEI programme lead 
 
Step 6 
Have you identified a suitable accredited NMP programme? 
Yes 
Actions 
Research HEI programmes 
Consider travel cost and time 
Consider course structure 
 
Step 7 
Have you maximised your personal readiness for training? 
 
Actions 
Consider work/life balance 
Examine your motivation 
Find an NMP buddy 
 
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