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Advanced practitioners are an integral part of the 21st century NHS workforce as new models of care are transforming the way patients are treated. Advanced practitioners work at level 7 across of four pillars of advanced practice clinical, management & leadership, research & education, and offer multiple benefits to the health service and the population. They bring more holistic care to patients, support continuity of care and extend their scope of practice across traditional boundaries. This leads in turn to a greater focus on prevention, more personalised care, a more efficient team, a faster response to patient needs and better
They are instrumental in supervising the multi-professional team in primary care, they attract and lead research and audits, and manage highly complex high-risk patients. They have a leadership role in the ICS around pathways and population health.
Health Education England is establishing the Centre for Advancing Practice to support education and training for advanced practitioners in England through:
- development of agreed national training standards for advanced practice education
- delivery of a programme accreditation process (kitemarking) for training courses for advanced level practice.