South West Podcasts

Welcome to our South West Advanced Practice podcast series!


Episode 9, Advanced Practice Leadership

This episode of the HEE South West Advancing Practice podcast series places Leadership within Advanced Practice under the “podlight”. We explore the many facets of leadership, and how vital clinical leadership is within Advanced Practice. The multi-professional panel, reflect on their Leadership experiences in relation to supervision and training and how it integrates with of the other “pillars” of Advanced Practice. Ways to develop leadership skills and the impact effective leadership can have at service, organisational and system level are discussed by the panel, illustrating the multifaceted nature of leadership and why it is an essential aspect of Advanced Practice.

Martin Nelson: Advancing Practice Supervision & Assessment Lead for Radiography and Oncology, South West Faculty for Advancing Practice
Simon Ingram: Advancing Practice Supervision & Assessment Lead for Physiotherapy and MSK, South West Faculty for Advancing Practice 
Valentino Oriolo: Advancing Practice Supervision & Assessment Lead for Acute Internal Medicine and Medical Specialities, HEE South West Faculty for Advancing Practice


Episode 8, Advanced Practice Supervision

This episode of the HEE South West Advancing Practice podcast series we explore supervision in advanced practice, crucial for both professional and patient safety. We explore why advanced practice supervision is different to medical models and what this means in clinical practice for supervisors and trainees.  It addresses some potential challenges and provides guidance on how to successfully implement an integrated approach to Advanced Practice supervision, which utilises the multi professional team. 

Host: Diane Keeling, Supervision and Assessment Lead for Neonatal & Maternal Care, Women’s Health, Paediatrics, HEE South West Faculty for Advancing Practice.
Guest: Professor Deborah Harding, Subject Matter Expert Multi-professional Supervision, Health Education England, St George’s University of London

There is an accompanying slide pack to go alongside our Advanced Practice Supervision podcast. You can view and download the pack here. You can also view this podcast below as a video with slides included.


Episode 7, Advanced Practice Governance

This episode of the HEE South West Advancing Practice podcast series looks at the importance of governance in developing and implementing advanced practice in health and care organisations. We talk about the difficulties and challenges around advanced practice governance, discuss examples of good practice, and look at the information and guidance available.
For more information on the HEE Advanced Practice Governance Matrix please go to our governance web page.

Host – Valentino Oriolo, HEE Advancing Practice Supervision and Assessment Lead for Acute Internal Medicine & Medical Specialities.
Guests – Dr Julie Gripton, Health and Social Care Academy: Principal / Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Neal Aplin, Advanced Practitioner, Emergency Department, Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust / Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire ICS Advanced Practice Workforce Transformation Lead.


Episode 6, Frailty and Rehabilitation

This episode of the HEE South West Advanced Practice podcast series explores the opportunities and challenges surrounding advanced practice in frailty and rehabilitation and discusses topics such as entering the speciality, multi-professional working, credentials, and the separate but related role of the consultant practitioner.

Host – Rachael Hosznyak (HEE Advancing Practice Supervision and Assessment Lead for Frailty, Rehabilitation and Urgent Emergency Care)
Guests – Dr Esther Clift (Consultant Practitioner in Frailty, Southern Health NHS FT, Chair Nurses and AHP Council & British Geriatrics Society)
Sarah Paterson (Consultant Therapist, Stroke & Rehabilitation, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust)


Episode 5, Dealing with Feelings of Imposter Syndrome

This episode of the HEE South West Advanced Practice podcast series explores the issues arround feelings of imposter syndrome in advanced practitioners and advanced practice trainees and discusses some of the strategies that can help to overcome it.

Host- Jane Moses (HEE Advancing Practice Supervision and Assessment Lead for Mental Health, Learning Disability & Autism)
Guests – Carole Boulanger (HEE Advancing Practice Supervision & Assessment Lead for ACCP) Valentino Oriolo (HEE Advancing Practice Supervision & Assessment Lead for Acute Internal Medicine)


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.


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)


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.



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)