Key areas of work

Supervision

NEY faculty started delivering Supervisor trainings to Consultant, GP, and senior ACP supervisors. The names of the supervisors who have successfully completed the training will be added to the NEY supervisor directory. If you would like to attend one of the supervisor trainings, please send your expression of interest to neyadvancedpractice@hee.nhs.uk.

The regional faculty published the Clinical and academic support panel (CASP) guidance, a mechanism to support the clinical and academic development of trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioners (tACPs) through yearly appraisals with oral and written feedback including a professional development plan (PDP) for the next year. The CASP guidance can be accessed here.

We are pleased to announce that we are recruiting specialist advisors/TPDs in various specialities to support the development of ACPS and support the trainee ACPs. The advertisements are due to go out soon.

Work is in progress on national minimum supervision standards guidance and governance. We are also working towards publishing the regional best practice guidance soon.

NEY faculty is working closely with PeP (practitioners e-portfolio) to make the e-portfolio available to all trainee ACPs in the region.

Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES)

The regional faculty are working on a new project looking at Equality, Diversity and Inclusion within the ACP workforce across the region. It is vital that we are committed in having a diverse and inclusive workforce that represents our communities / patients.

The main purpose of the project is to look at the current data across NHS organisations/Primary care/PIVO on the backgrounds of the trainees on the programme and also helping those ‘aspiring’ ACPs reach their goal. We are looking at increasing the number of trainees from BAME background on ACP programmes.

To find out more about this work or to get involved, please email neyadvancedpractice@hee.nhs.uk

Programme Accreditation

The Centre for Advancing Practice is in the process of accrediting advance level programmes in order to assure education quality across advanced practice and to provide practitioners with a route to recognition. The Northeast and Yorkshire Faculty for Advancing Practice is working collaboratively with the Centre to offer support and guidance to local universities who are considering applying for the accreditation process and those who are going through it. For more information on the accreditation criteria and process please visit the Centre for Advancing Practice’s website.

The programmes that are currently accredited in Northeast and Yorkshire are:

  • University of Huddersfield – MSc Advanced Clinical Practice
  • University of Huddersfield – MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Legacy Programme)
  • University of Huddersfield – MSc Advanced Clinical Practice Apprenticeship
  • University of York – MSc Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Leeds Beckett University – MSc Advanced Clinical Practice
  • University of Sunderland – MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner Apprenticeship

If you are an education provider in the North east and Yorkshire and are interested in accrediting your ACP programmes, then please email us via neyadvancedpractice@hee.nhs.uk