Regional Faculty for Advancing Practice – Midlands

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Aims of the Faculty

The regional faculties for Advancing Practice have been developed and established to drive forward change in advanced practice as outlined in the NHS Long Term Plan (2019) and People Plan 2020/21.

The aims below are to help drive workforce transformation and modernise the agenda for advanced practice roles across the system.

  • To increase return on advanced practice investments
  • Drive modernised transformed pathways of care
  • Support improvements in both access to and the quality of patient care

A key aim in the Midlands through our stakeholder engagement is to guide organisations on the implementation of advanced practice. Particularly, where an organisation might be in a developmental phase of activity.

The Midlands Regional Faculty for Advancing Practice was established in December 2020. Since then, we have created a staffing infrastructure comprising of seven posts, alongside an additional eight Training Programme Directors (TPDs). The Faculty has developed through building relationships within the region. Alongside developing initiatives highlighting the value of an advanced practice workforce within our systems and provider organisations, in collaboration with our regional universities.

Faculty Vision and Values

The Faculty’s vision is focused on Creating and enabling transformative partnerships to develop, embed, and sustain advanced practice education and innovation to improve patient care and outcomes across the Midlands region.

The Midlands Faculty have established four core values

  • Making a difference
  • Fostering collaboration
  • Working inclusively
  • Acting with honesty and integrity

Map of the Midlands Region

The Midlands regional Faculty for Advancing Practice covers both the East Midlands and West Midlands together across the region’s 11 Integrated Care Boards (ICSs):

  1. Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent
  2. Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin
  3. Derbyshire
  4. Lincolnshire
  5. Nottinghamshire
  6. Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
  7. The Black Country
  8. Birmingham and Solihull
  9. Coventry and Warwickshire
  10. Herefordshire and Worcestershire
  11. Northamptonshire
A numbered map of the Midlands region that corresponds with the 11 ICS areas listed