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The NHS Long Term Plan (NHS England, 2019) highlights how advanced clinical practice is central to helping transform service delivery and better meet local health needs by providing enhanced capacity, capability, productivity and efficiency within multi-professional teams.
Advance Practice can be further explored via Health Education England's Multi-professional framework for advanced clinical practice in England. All health and care professionals working at the level of advanced clinical practice should have developed their skills and knowledge to the standard outlined in the framework; the capabilities are common across this level of practice enabling standardisation. The four pillars that underpin this practice are:
1. Clinical Practice
2. Leadership and Management
Advanced practice roles have developed partly to address demand and workforce issues. In community care settings and general practice, an advanced nursing practitioner is generally understood to mean a nurse who has undertaken additional education and training in clinical assessment, including history-taking and physical examination, clinical reasoning and independent prescribing, so they can safely manage patients presenting with undifferentiated and undiagnosed conditions.
This tweetchat aims to explore what advanced practice in nursing is, the key principles of advanced practice and how nurses can embrace and be valued for the skills they bring to advanced practice.
We'll be exploring Advance Practice via the following questions:
- What does advanced practice mean to you?
- What skills do you feel are required to practice at an advanced level?
- What is the impact of advanced practice to patients, families and the NHS/care as a whole?
- Are you aware of and capable of delivering all four pillars of advanced practice in your role?
- What is needed in nursing to drive awareness or update of advance nursing roles?
- I’m a newly qualified nurse/student really interested in advanced practice, what advice would you give me?
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