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Multi-professional framework for advanced clinical practice in England

Health Education England, in partnership with NHS Improvement and NHS England, has developed a National Framework for Multi-Professional Advanced Clinical Practice, which includes a national definition and standards to underpin the multi-professional advanced level of practice.


As a result, there is currently, for the first time, a national definition and framework of what Advanced Clinical Practice is and what the requirements for entry are. This will ensure that there is national consistency across the role and to ensure that advanced clinical practitioners, colleagues, employers and patients clearly understand the role.

This will provide current and future ACPs with guidance and principles that they should follow throughout their professional lives and clearly outlining a career pathway into and through the profession.

The framework draws on and consolidates existing frameworks of advanced clinical practice from across the UK and provides current and future healthcare professionals working at advanced clinical practice level with guidance and principles that they should follow throughout their professional lives.

This resource will facilitate transformation of the workforce by promoting inter-professional working, across traditional professional boundaries.  It will support the delivery of excellent healthcare for local people by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place.

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