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Aims of the Faculty
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):
- Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent
- Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin
- Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
- The Black Country
- Birmingham and Solihull
- Coventry and Warwickshire
- Herefordshire and Worcestershire