Advanced Practice Toolkit - elearning for healthcare
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  • Health Education England_New logo 2021
  • NHS Improvement National
  • NHS Employers

About the Advanced Practice Toolkit

The Advanced Practice Toolkit supports ongoing work to enhance the understanding of Advanced Practice (AP). 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 AP 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 AP
  • Information for practitioners on how the four capabilities that underpin AP can be assessed
  • Advice for employers about how to build APs 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 AP 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.

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.

AP Online Toolkit

AP_Advance Practice Toolkit

Meet the team

  • Donna Poole – Deputy Head of Clinical Education, HEE
  • Beverley Harden – AHP National Lead, AP and Consultant Lead, HEE
  • Sukvinder Kaur – National Programme Manager, HEE
  • Clare Sutherland – Senior professional advisor for AP 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 Practice Project Lead, HEE
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