Reports and publications

Workforce solutions – frameworks and guidance

Signpost for Continuing Professional Development

The overall aim of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is to provide employees and employers with the ability to deliver high quality safe and effective person-centred patient care. It is also recognised that there are strong links between high-quality CPD and improved patient safety. 

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Workplace Supervision for Advanced Clinical Practice: An integrated multi-professional approach for practitioner development

Launched on Thursday 21 November 2020, Workplace Supervision for Advanced Clinical Practice provides practical and comprehensive guidance for workplace supervision of trainee Advanced Practitioners. It draws on an array of resources and advice, setting out clear pathways for both the trainee and supervisor. 

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Advanced Practitioner roles – a guide to ESR coding
Multi-professional consultant-level practice capability and impact framework
The Ophthalmic Common Clinical Competency Framework

The Ophthalmic Common Clinical Competency Framework (OCCCF) provides standards and guidance for the knowledge and skills required for non-medical eye healthcare professionals to deliver patient care. It is well known that there is a need for a systematic patient-centred approach to multi-disciplinary education and training in order to ensure standardised and recognised competences across all ophthalmic secondary care locations in the UK.

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Analysis of the online workshop to consider the impact of COVID-19 upon and the implications for the future of advanced and consultant practice

In May 2020, Health Education England (HEE) commissioned a two-week, crowdsourcing, online workshop to generate insight into the lived experiences of advanced and consultant practitioners during the COVID-19 pandemic. HEE undertook a simple thematic analysis of the anonymised qualitative data. 

The workshop illustrated that 85% of advanced practitioners reported feeling that they had made a useful contribution to the response to COVID 19, 48% felt that their skills had been fully utilised, with only 9% feel that their skills had not been used. This does, however, mean that 52% could have been enabled to offer more of their skills to the response.

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Developing advanced practice in clinical care: analysis of physical and online workshops

The Multi-professional framework for advanced clinical practice in England described the high-level imperative for a new approach to development and assurance for advanced practitioners. The health and care system is rapidly evolving to deliver innovative models of care to meet the increasing demands of individuals, families and communities. Not only has the education and training of traditional professional and clinical groups changed rapidly in recent years to account for the changing requirements of employers, patients and the public, so too has the emergence of new specialisms, including the role of advanced clinical practice.

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