Health Education England have been conducting a series of seminars on MAPs roles. These have included presentations that present Advanced Critical Care Practitioners as MAPs who are categorised as “dependent clinicians” who “provide patient care under the supervision of a senior doctor”.
This has led to much debate on social media. We therefore thought it important to share what AAPE UK stated in our response to the MAPs consultation held at the end of 2017:
“AAPE UK consider that it has been an error of judgement to include ACCP’s within this consultation under the umbrella of “Medical Associate Professions”. There are hundreds of Advanced Practitioners across the UK who work in Critical Care and ITU settings who are demonstrating safe and effective advanced level clinical practice in their direct patient care, work within teams and in evaluations and research. Only a very small proportion of these have been opted to join the voluntary register with FCIM, many citing that they wanted a postgraduate education that developed them beyond the narrow medicalised focus of the FCIM ACCP curriculum.
These ACCPs recognise that advanced practice extends beyond a “medical model dependent focus” as advocated by Health Education England in their recently published Multi-professional Advanced Clinical Practice Framework for England (November 2017) and the Welsh, Scottish and Northern Ireland equivalents.
There are other advanced practice roles such as Advanced Clinical Practitioner (Royal College of Medicine) that have not been included in this consultation so we are unclear why the ACCP has been chosen in isolation”.
AAPE UK has previously raised this discrepancy with HEE and will do so again next week at the HEE ACP Operational working group meeting. We are concerned that the association between ACCP’s and MAPs will perpetuate and reinforce the alignment of advanced practice with medicine which many of us have been trying to move away from for many years.
Developments related to advanced clinical practice are continuing apace within each of the four countries that make up the UK.
The Council of Deans of Health have produced this useful summary for each country.
Latest information added in relation to
- Advanced Practice week 2018 #AdvPracWeek18
- AAPE UK representation at the 10th ICN NP/APN Network Conference in August 2018 in The Netherlands
- Recent presentations on behalf of AAPE UK
HEE is working in partnership with NHSE, NHSI and partners across the system to establish an Academy to support the development of Advanced and Consultant Practice
We are asking all interested parties to sign up to participate in the co-production of this work please register your interest here: we will supply press releases in due course
This is a summary of the successful event that was held at University of Coventry on 23rd November 2017.
To coincide with the first Advanced Practice week in the UK, AAPE UK are delighted to publish their first set of Principles to support high quality Advanced Clinical Practice education. We hope that these will prove to be a valuable resource to all those involved in educating health professionals to achieve an advanced level of clinical practice in the UK.
Please read the attachment.
If you have any feedback please contact Katrina Maclaine via firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to the first Advanced Practice week in the UK #AdvPracWeek17
It is very timely that the Council of Deans have provided the Webinar that we held on the Advanced Clinical Practitioner degree Apprenticeship via You Tube.
The Council of Deans of Health’s hosted a webinar on Tuesday 31st January 2017 in which Pat Hibberd (University of Birmingham) and Katrina Maclaine (London South Bank University) provided an update on the Advanced Clinical Practitioner Apprenticeship and the HEE multi-professional framework for ACP.
A recording of the webinar is now available for you to watch to via our YouTube channel and can be accessed by clicking here.
We hope that this will be useful for those of you who were unable to join the Webinar.
Further updates on the progress with this Apprenticeship will be provided on the AAPE UK website www.aape.org.uk
We hope that these summaries will be a useful resource to our members. We will provide an updated version periodically.
We are delighted to be part of the first Advanced Practice week to be held in UK to coincide with very successful annual Nurse Practitioner week in the USA.
We want all interested parties to make full use of social media during this week to publicise and promote the value of advanced clinical practice for our patients and services across all healthcare settings. Use #AdvPracWeek17 @AAPEUK
The following conferences are taking place during this week:
Monday 13th November 1-3pm “An Introduction to Advanced Practice” The Nightingale Academy at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Foundation Trust, London. Contact email@example.com
Tuesday 14th November 9am – 3.30pm “Illuminating the Pillars of Advanced Practice and the way forward” University of Salford. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 15th November 5.30 – 8pm Health Debate “When does Advanced Clinical Practice stop being Nursing?” London South Bank University. Contact email@example.com
Thursday 16th November Health Education England “Advanced Clinical Practice: Mission Possible 2017 – learning, shaping and implementing – join the conversation” The Kia Oval, London. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 16th November “9am – 4.30pm “Celebrating Advanced Practice” University of the West of England, Bristol. Contact Anna2.Neary@uwe.ac.uk
And in the following week:
Thursday 23rd November 9.30am – 3.30pm “Coventry University Celebrates 10 years of Advanced Clinical Practice” Coventry University. Contact email@example.com