In 2017 Health Education England (HEE) produced the HEE Multi Professional Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice in England. This framework provides a clear definition and specifies the capabilities for clinicians using the ‘Advanced’ title. The framework supports a level of practice and clinicians who use the term ‘advanced’ in their title need to have Masters level education and be able to evidence capability across the four pillars of advanced practice as outline in the HEE Multi Professional Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice in England.
Practitioners working at an advanced level come from a range of professional backgrounds such as nursing, pharmacy, paramedics, and physiotherapy. They are healthcare professionals educated to MSc level and have developed the skills and knowledge to allow them to take on expanded roles and scope of practice to care for patients What is Advanced Practice HEE.
The advanced practice role is integral part of the future NHS workforce as new models of care transform the way patients are treated and managed. Working at an advanced level across the four pillars of advanced practice – clinical, management and leadership, research and education, advanced practitioners offer multiple benefits to the health service and the population. They bring a more holistic approach to patient care, exercise autonomy and decision making in a context of complexity, uncertainty, and varying levels of risk. Each practitioner must work within their scope of competency and hold accountability for decisions made.