Advanced Nursing Practice: Changing Healthcare in a Changing World. Edited by Dave Barton and Douglas Allen

Advanced Nursing Practice: Changing Healthcare in a Changing World is edited by two ex-Chairs of AAPE-UK. The book has many contributions from AAPE-UK committee members and is a comprehensive overview of pertinent issues and topics that affect advanced practice.

The publishers state that Advanced Nursing Practice is a topical and emergent area of developing health practice, but as an area that is still developing it can also be seen as one of uncertainty.

Advanced Nursing Practice seeks to pave the way to a better understanding of ANP by providing a comprehensive overview of its evolution, including practice, theory and core concepts. Written by leading experts with extensive experience in the field it provides practical guidance as well as a review of the current clinical, strategic, educational and research developments. Chapters range from exploring the organizational challenges in ANP and the impact of technology, to assessment, clinical decision making and career development.

This is an essential resource for Advanced Nurse Practitioners, their educators and mentors, and is a valuable resource for undergraduate student nurses, registered nurses and service managers. For more details go to the Palgrave MacMillan website.

Queens Nursing Institute Conference 28th September 2015

Katrina Maclaine and Ruth Pearce attended the Queens Nursing Institute Annual Conference as guests of Hallam Medical. The theme of the conference was ‘Inspire, Innovate and Implement’. Keynote speakers included Jane Cummings – Chief Nursing Officer for England, Rob Webster – Chief Executive NHS Confederation, Christine Hancock – Founder and Director of C3 Collaborating for Health as well as a host of other well known names.

The conference was a platform for the launch of the QNI/QNIS’s Voluntary Standards for District Nurse Education and Practice. The voluntary standards have been developed through working with leading experts from across the UK and are designed to build on and enhance the NMC standards for specialist education and practice, not replace them. The proposal is that all education providers who currently offer the NMC approved Specialist Practice District Nurse programme adopt the QNI/QNIS voluntary standards for District Nurse Education and Practice. The standards are available from the QNI website. The voluntary standards have adapted the four domains or pillars that underpin advanced practice to articulate their practice standards.

The QNI/QNIS now aim to develop voluntary standards for GP nursing and AAPE-UK have asked for a seat at the table – watch this space!

Enabling Excellence

Enabling Excellence
Autonomy and Accountability for Healthcare Workers, Social Workers and Social Care Workers
Download from Documents and Publications

Advanced Level Nursing

Advanced Level Nursing – A Position Statement – Dept. of Health – Sunday, November 21, 2010
Go To Strategic Documents 2010

Advanced Practice Framework

Advanced Practice Framework – Wales – Wednesday, October 13, 2010
A Framework for Advanced Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions in Wales
Goto Documents and Publications

Acute Care Advanced Practice Forum Scotland

Acute Care Advanced Practice Forum Scotland – Thursday, August 05, 2010
AAPE notes and welcomes a new regional advanced practice forum. Flier downloadable from the news page.

Regulation of Advanced Practice

Regulation of Advanced Practice: NMC Round Table July 2010 – Thursday, August 05, 2010

AAPE Members attend the NMC Round Table July 28th 2010

The topic of this round table will be the regulation of advanced nursing practice (ANP).

The NMC has recently commissioned an external consultant, Abigail Masterson, to do a literature and policy review related to the regulation of advanced practice in nursing and midwifery. The review is intended to inform and provide context to the following questions:
  • What are the perceived risks to the public of advanced practice in nursing and midwifery?
  • To what extent (if any) is advanced practice covered by existing regulatory measures?
  • What would be the added value of specific regulation for advanced practice?
This research will also enable the NMC to take an informed decision about our role in this area.

New Strategic Documents available

Advanced Practice

Go To the Documents (International, National) Page for:
Advanced Nursing Practice Roles – Guidance for NHS Boards
Consultant Nurses, Midwives & Allied Health Professionals (NMAHPs)
Evaluation of NES Advanced Practice Succession Planning Development Pathway