Regional Faculty for Advancing Practice – South West

Welcome to the Regional Faculty for Advancing Practice – South West

The South West Faculty for Advancing Practice was established in August 2020, with the aim of providing support and guidance to aspiring and current advanced practitioners, organisations, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) and Integrated Care Systems (ICS). We recognise the impact that advanced practitioners can have on workforce transformation, providing highly skilled care that can drive service redesign, enhance patient care, and improve outcomes. The function of our Faculty is to lead and promote advanced practitioners as part of national and regional workforce solutions and to enable practitioners to practice to their full potential.

The South West region includes Cornwall and the isles of Scilly, Devon, Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire, Dorset, Gloucestershire.

Visit our regional updates page for up to date information

Meet the team

Simon Ingram – Primary Care, Nursing, Paramedics and Physiotherapy (MSK)

Simon is the Supervision and Assessment Lead for Advanced Practice in Primary Care (nursing/MSK/paramedics). His role will involve supporting the expansion of the supervision infrastructure and development of the AP workforce in Primary Care. His clinical role is as an FCP Clinical Lead and MSK Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner so he will also support the wider MSK aspect of Advanced Practice.

Martin Horton – Emergency Medicine

Martin is the Regional Supervision and Assessment Lead for Emergency Medicine. He also leads the SW Emergency Care ACP pilot programme for SW HEE. He continues to work clinically for the majority of his job plan as the Lead ACP in the Emergency Department at Musgrove Park. His background was in the Royal Air Force as an Emergency and Pre-Hospital Specialist Nurse before moving into Advanced Practice in civilian emergency department care initially in Birmingham before wanting a much nicer work life balance in the South West.

Jane Moses – Mental Health, Learning Disability & Autism, Occupational Therapy

Jane is the Regional Supervision and Assessment Lead for Mental Health, Learning Disability & Autism, Occupational Therapy,having joined the team in March 2021. Jane is a Consultant Health Psychologist working in secondary care mental health with people with a diagnosis of Emotionally Unstable Personality disorders.  She has a background in clinically managing an IAPT provision as well as a Psychotherapy department for adults with mental health problems or a learning disability.  She has also previously worked in a commissioning role.

Rachael Brandreth – Speech & Language Therapy, Dietetics, Podiatry

Rachael is the Regional Advancing Practice Supervision and Assessment Lead for podiatry, speech and language therapy and dietetics. Rachael is passionate about preventative therapies, the potential of allied health professionals (AHPs) and the power of joy in work as a tool to improve lives of colleagues and those we provide care for. As a registered dietitian Rachael has experience spanning the lifecycle across specialities and settings both clinically and as professional lead. Rachael is a connector with experience of working across the AHPs for example as AHP Faculty lead and Chair of the Cornwall AHP Council.

Rachael Hosznyak – Frailty, Rehabilitation, Social Work

Rachael is the Supervision and Assessment Lead for Frailty, Rehabilitation and Social Work.  She is a registered Paramedic with experience in various clinical roles including the ambulance service, primary care, event medicine and forensic / custodial care.  She is an Advanced Practitioner in Urgent Care specialising in Frailty.   She has also spent time as a senior academic as well as various senior management and leadership roles and is currently completing a PhD in Quality Improvement and Implementation Science explored through the assessment and management of pre-hospital head injuries.

Diane Keeling – Neonatal & Maternal Care, Women’s Health, Paediatrics

Diane is the supervision and assessment lead for Neonatal & Maternal, Women’s Health and Paediatrics. The role supports the regional Faculty Lead to deliver HEE’s advancing practice agenda, by ensuring high-quality supervision in the workplace for multi-professional advanced practice learners. Diane is an Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner with over 25 years clinical practice, she has considerable experience within clinical education pathways, and supporting learners across a variety of settings.

Carole Boulanger – ACCP

Carole is a Consultant Nurse / ACCP from the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust. Care has been involved in the development of the ACCP role since its pilot for the New Ways of Working in Critical Care. Alongside practicing as an ACCP in her ICU Carole has been involved in developing the role nationally via the National Framework for Advanced Critical Care practitioners, the RCoA via the Allied profession related to anaesthesia and working with FICM to develop the core curriculum and syllabus for CCT for ACCPs. Carole is elected chair of the National Association of Advanced Critical Care Practitioners [NaACCP].

Valentino Oriolo – AIM / Medical Specialities 

Valentino has joined the team as a Regional Advancing Practice Supervision and Assessment Lead for the South West Advancing Practice Faculty working with the team to implement the regional advancing practice portfolio for Acute Internal Medicine. Valentino has been nursing for 25 years and his clinical background includes acute medicine, intensive care and emergency cardiology. He is currently working as a Cardiac Advanced Clinical Practitioner in a busy Emergency Department in the South West and as a passion for education and acute medicine.

Martin Nelson – Radiography, Oncology

Martin is the supervision and assessment lead for Radiography, Oncology and End of Life Care. He is a registered Diagnostic Radiographer with over 30 years of experience in diagnostic imaging and reporting. He has held a variety of leadership roles, utilizing these opportunities for developing and expanding clinical practice. His current role is education lead for the Cardiac Ultrasound department at a tertiary unit, with an Advanced practice element, that he has held for the last 12 years. Working outside of the traditional Radiography environment has allowed him to work with other professional groups assisting them with their chosen areas of development. Martin is enthusiastic about communicating knowledge, seeing connections, and breaking down traditional barriers.  

Lisa Munro-Davies MD FRCS FRCEM – Clinical Faculty Lead

Consultant in Emergency Medicine at University Hospitals Bristol since 2005. Areas of special interest include: Postgraduate Medical/Health Education, Workforce planning & development, multi-disciplinary team development and Point of Care USS. Current Regional & National roles: Associate Postgraduate Dean for Workforce Transformation HEE SW, Clinical Lead Faculty of Advancing Practice HEE SW, SW NHSE/I Regional Clinical Adviser Urgent and Emergency Care & Vice President Royal College of Emergency Medicine.

Girish Lakhanpal – Programme Manager

Girish is the programme manager for the Advancing Practice Faculty, supporting the regional Faculty Lead to ensure successful implementation of the advancing practice portfolio at regional and sub-regional level. As well as a clinical background in hospital pharmacy, he has spent time as a management consultant, working for a range of healthcare organisations managing workforce, operational and financial programmes. 

Jennifer Phillips – Project Support Officer

Jennifer is the Project Support Officer within the South West Advancing Practice Faculty. Her role consists of providing administrative support for a range of projects and initiatives linked to Quality Assurance in Advancing Practice. She brings seven years of HEE experience, three within the secondary care team where she was co-ordinating the training programme of five schools and managing the recruitment of Academic Clinical Fellows and Lecturers, and four years within the primary care team where she was responsible for the recruitment of GP trainees and co-ordinating the GP training programme.

Heather Munro – Project Administrator 

Heather is the programme administrator for the South West Advancing Practice Faculty working with the team to implement the regional advancing practice portfolio.  Heather joined the team in December 2020 and assists with a range of projects and tasks that support the day-to-day operations of the team. A skilled professional with an extensive experience in office roles Heather comes from a background in food marketing, office management and finance. 

Contact us

You can get in touch with the Regional Faculty for Advancing Practice – South West via this email address –