Advanced Clinical Practice Toolkit - e-Learning for Healthcare
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  • Health Education England
  • NHS Improvement National

About the Advanced Clinical Practice Toolkit

The Advanced Clinical Practice Toolkit supports ongoing work to enhance the understanding of Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP). The toolkit aims to benchmark this level of practice and its application to specific roles across clinical practice, leadership and management, education and research.

The toolkit provides general information about the ACP role as well as specific information aimed at the following groups of people: practitioners, educators, employers, commissioners, those planning the workforce across systems and patients/service users.

Content includes:

  • A definition and an understanding of the four capabilities that underpin ACP
  • Information for practitioners on how the four capabilities that underpin ACP can be assessed
  • Advice for employers about how to build ACPs into the workforce (this includes information on governance and supporting the role at all levels in the workplace, recruitment, appraisals, apprenticeships and staff retention)
  • Information for commissioners and system leaders, including advice on planning the workforce
  • Useful advice about the ACP role for patients and service users, to help them understand the role

This toolkit will be updated and supplemented with further information as it gets developed.
Please give us your feedback on this toolkit

It will be helpful to have read the ‘Multi-professional framework for advanced clinical practice in England’ document, which can also be downloaded from the HEE website.

ACP Online Toolkit

ACP Toolkit

Meet the team

  • Donna Poole – Deputy Head of Clinical Education, HEE
  • Beverley Harden – AHP National Lead, ACP and Consultant Lead, HEE
  • Sukvinder Kaur – National Programme Manager, HEE
  • Clare Sutherland – Senior professional advisor for ACP fast-track programme, NHS Improvement
  • Katrina MacLaine – Associate Professor, Advanced Practice, London South Bank University
  • Ruth Pearce – Director of Education and Student Experience Associate Professor, The University of Nottingham
  • Phil Goode – Consultant Nurse/Trust non-medical prescribing lead, NHS South Warwickshire Foundation Trust
  • Robyn Swain – Programme Lead, NHS Employers
  • Judy Gillow – Senior Nurse Advisor, HEE
  • Mia Cruttenden – Deputy Director of Nursing and Quality, NHS England
  • Sarah Goodhew – Advanced Clinical Practice Project Lead, HEE
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