South West Podcasts

Advanced Practice Podcast – Episode 4, Advanced Critical Care Practitioners

This episode of the HEE South West Advanced Practice podcast series explores the benefits and challenges for Allied Health professionals entering Advanced Critical Care Practitioner Training. The ACCP role can be viewed as predominantly a role for ICU nurses, however there are great advantages to the ICU team and AHPs undertaking this career pathway. In this podcast we explore how the previous skills, knowledge and experiences of a critical care physiotherapist and a senior paramedic provide a valuable foundation for ACCP training.  We explore some of the myths, challenges and benefits of joining the ICU team in an advanced practice role from an AHP background.

Host – Carole Boulanger HEE SW Supervision & Assessment Lead for ACCP, Senior ACCP and paramedic by background.  Guests – Adam Smith, trainee Advanced Practice ACCP and Romain Lefebvre a Critical Care Physiotherapist.


Advanced Practice Podcast – Episode 3, Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioners

This episode discusses the journey of Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioners in relation to training, career progression and service development. It explores the experiences of ANNPs at different stages of their career, as they reflect upon how ANNP training, supervision and career opportunities have evolved, the challenges along the way and the future of ANNPs as APs within the HEE centre of advancing practice. Host – Diane Keeling (HEE S&A Lead) Guests – Roisin McKeon -Carter ( ANNP/ Nurse Consultant/ Chair of the NNA), Rachel Gibbons (ANNP)


Advanced Practice Podcast – Episode 2, Allied Health Professions

This episode explores the narrative around advanced practice in relation to Allied Health Professionals. Host – Rachael Brandreth Regional Advancing Practice Supervision and Assessment Lead
for Speech & Language Therapy, Dietetics, Podiatry. Guests – Luke Cunningham & Jennifer Lloyd Workforce Transformation Associates focusing on AHP in advanced practice.


Advanced Practice Podcast – Episode 1, Emergency Care

This episode discusses the journey of training as an emergency care advanced practitioner. What it takes to train and lessons learned along the way, from the perspectives of a trainee, an AP lead, and an educational supervisor. Host – Martin Horton (HEE S&A Lead)   Guests – Sophie Stabbins (Trainee AP) and Simon Laing (Emergency Medicine   Consultant / TheResusRoom)