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Nuffield Trust release Reshaping the Workforce

The Nuffield Trust have released their report titled: Reshaping the workforce to support new models of care. Their executive summary states it ‘is a huge opportunity, but
also a huge organisational development challenge – particularly with regard to the
non-medical workforce. We argue that organisations need to begin with a deep
understanding of patient needs, and then train, recruit and skill the workforce to
meet those needs. This report explores how organisations can do this, and the benefits
that would result.’

Click on the link to access the report

For HEI’s it state that advanced practice roles should ‘typically’ have a two year Masters qualification. The Health Education England National Framework also gets a mention and the need for ring fenced funding. See below:

The report states there are a number of important areas where national support is needed. Based on
their research they would recommend the following:
– the Health Education England budget and specialist workforce planning expertise
should be protected by ring-fencing monies to support local workforce redesign
– national competence frameworks are needed for staff in extended and advanced
– there should be a dialogue between the professional regulators and system
regulators to ensure that there is no ‘regulatory gap’ and that new and extended
roles have safe governance arrangements
– Health Education England should work with NHS Improvement and the Care
Quality Commission to ensure that planning assumptions, new workforce models
and inspection requirements are aligned and clearly communicated
– the Department of Health should review the current legal indemnity
arrangements for primary care staff with new and extended roles to find ways to
make legal indemnity easier to obtain and more affordable
– the underlying needs analysis for, and impact of, workforce redesign should be
a national research priority
– Health Education England should consider how it can support the dissemination
of good practice examples.

As Chris Inman from Birmingham City University points out there are parts of the report that read is if the Nuffield Trust has just come up with these roles and rather typically, when AP is mentioned, there is scant attention paid to regulation. However, it’s good to see a call for the DH to review legal indemnity for primary care staff.

Call for posters submission date extended until 12th February

You can still submit your poster to the annual AAPE-UK conference! The deadline has been extended until 12th February 2016. You may have prepared a poster in the past as part of your course work or have an element of advanced practice you’d like to share. Please consider submitting your poster to our conference.

RCN Scotland ‘Nurse Innovators – clinical decision making in action’

RCN Scotland have published a report outlining how advanced nurse practitioners work as innovators. Theresa Fyffe, the director of RCN Scotland states the report has been compiled due to ‘frustration at the lack of recognition at all levels of the health service and within Government of the key contribution that senior nurses in clinical decision-making roles currently make to our health service.’ the report contains case studies outlining the work advanced nurse practitioners do to enhance practice.


RCN Education Conference International Conference & Exhibition 2016: partners in practice – the global perspective

RCN Education Conference International Conference & Exhibition 2016: partners in practice – the global perspective.

15-16 March 2016, Telford


This nurse educator led conference will allow you to share experiences and best practice, join in the debate and consider models for effectively training the workforce whilst delivering safe services for patients.


• Hear the views of eminent national and international keynote speakers exploring the current and future face of nursing education.

• Join in the debate, share your experiences and network with peers.

• Help shape the future delivery of high-quality nursing education both in the UK and across the globe.

This conference aims to support nurse educators from around the UK, who may work in the NHS or private and voluntary sectors, or universities and colleges, at a range of levels from supporting the education of health care assistants to post-doctoral education, as well as international nurse educators.


Confirmed keynotes:


Professor Tracy Levett-Jones,  Deputy Head of School (Teaching & Learning), School of Nursing & Midwifery, The University of Newcastle, Australia

Dr Kerry Jones, Head of Clinical Workforce Re-design, Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Bridie Kent, Head of School and Associate Dean of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Plymouth University

Professor Heather Wharrad, Chair in e-Learning & Health Informatics and Academic Lead for Health e-Learning and Media group, University of Nottingham


Conference sessions, delivered by national and international practising nurse educators, include: –

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·         mentorship

·         workforce development

·         simulation in education

·         partnership working

·         student experience


Conference fees: £300.00 for RCN members, £440.00 for non-members


For further details and to book your place visit

West Midlands Advanced Clinical Practice: defining the future forward role, 29th January 2016

Advanced Clinical Practice: defining the future forward role


We would like to invite you to the West Midlands Advanced Clinical Practice conference on:


Date:                     Friday 29th January 2016

Time:                     10am to 4pm

Venue:                 The Studio, Birmingham City Centre


The event is designed to appeal to a wide audience of representatives with an interest in Advanced Clinical Practice from healthcare, higher education institutes, senior leaders and advanced practitioners.


Guest speakers will share and discuss the innovative work currently underway on Advanced Clinical Practice across Health Education England.  Highlighting how Advanced Clinical Practice across the multi-professional workforce can be used effectively to enhance and provide capability within teams as part of the continuing drive to provide safe, accessible and high quality care for patients. 


The conference will provide you with the opportunity to share and learn about the important Advanced Clinical Practice work being carried out locally and nationally including frameworks, competencies and role development.  The conference will be interactive with a blend of main stage presentations and workshops.


To register follow link:


For further information please contact Sukvinder Kaur, Regional Programme Manager by email (

2016 AAPE-UK Conference – Call for Posters

Call for posters at ‘The impact of Inter professional Advanced Practitioners on Service Design and Health and Social Care’ conference  2016

 The Association for Advanced Practice Educators (AAPE) UK will host a poster session at the conference in Salford on 4th March 2016, and delegates are invited to submit an abstract for consideration.

We welcome abstracts on research, good practice, education and any new initiatives in the inter professional AP role and their impact.  Abstracts are welcomed from all disciplines, across health and social care.

If you are involved in a project or initiative around the theme of the conference, this is your opportunity to present your findings, showcase your work, share your experiences, discuss the outcomes, and get valuable feedback from colleagues.

The abstract is a short description of your work and should contain an introduction, aims & objectives, details of the initiative or project, results & outcomes, and conclusions & impact of the work.

There are a limited number of poster slots available and abstracts will be reviewed by a panel of experts.  Authors will be notified if their abstract has been successful and given further information on preparing a poster for the event.

Accepted authors will be required to register and pay to attend the conference, in order for the abstract to be eligible for display at the conference, inclusion on the programme and on the AAPE UK website.  Authors will be expected to stand with their poster during a specified time to answer any questions from attendees.

The posters will then be judged by the attendees at the conference and the best poster will be awarded a prize on the day.

Abstract submission deadline: 31st December 2015

Authors will be notified of acceptance by: 31st January 2016

Please complete the form overleaf and return it together with your abstract in Word format to





Queens Nursing Institute Annual 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!