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Advanced Clinical Practitioners

Health Education Thames Valley offers a number of Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) Training Fellowships. The main purpose of these fellowships is to develop the ACP role across a variety of healthcare settings to help utilise a non-medical workforce and build a culture of improved outcomes for both the patient and the clinician. The Education Outcomes Framework (EOF) and Health Education England’s (HEE) approach to quality will directly link education and learning to improvements in patients’ outcomes and will help address variation in standards and ensure excellence in innovation through high quality education and training.  

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Health Education England, Thames Valley offers a number of Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) Training Fellowships. The main purpose of these fellowships is to develop the ACP role across a variety of healthcare settings to help utilise a non-medical workforce and build a culture of improved outcomes for both the patient and the clinician. The Education Outcomes Framework (EOF) and Health Education England’s (HEE) approach to quality will directly link education and learning to improvements in patients’ outcomes and will help address variation in standards and ensure excellence in innovation through high quality education and training.

The main focus of the ACP fellowship is to support fellows to complete an academic programme of study at Masters Degree level and achieve the necessary clinical competencies to gain Advanced Clinical Practitioner status. In conjunction with this study the ACP Fellow will undertake a quality improvement project. Similar models have utilised the pilot study, the ACPs will participate in Action Learning sets and additional project and research support via an academic support programme. This will give fellows an opportunity to network, discuss clinical practice and any areas of concern that have arisen. Utilising ACPs across healthcare, could potentially be a long term solution to the shortfall in recruitment and retention of medical staff in a speciality. It is also acknowledged that it provides a long term career plan for non-medical staff who wish to remain clinical and not take a management focus.

Health Education England, Thames Valley will work with applicants to ensure that they are appropriately supported and networked during this exciting opportunity, to influence the direction of clinical training and have a direct and measurable impact on improving the quality of both patient and trainee outcomes.
 

Applicants will need to demonstrate a keen interest in the development of a non-medical workforce within a range of specialties (including emergency care, mental health and learning disabilities, children and young people, cardiovascular, midwifery, frailty), patient safety, leadership, education and research & development.

 

Some guiding principles to consider are:

  • Engagement with clinicians
  • Increased awareness of ACP role and disseminating this to other parties within each trust.
  • Measurable outcomes
  • Project completion
  • Support from Line Manager, Medical /Nursing Director , Dean or Chief Executive of an NHS organisation

 

Applications OPEN for the following Advanced Clinical Practice Fellowships supporting patient care and experience and the NHS England mandate areas of:

  • Urgent and Emergency Care - Cohort Two 
  • Mental Health and Learning Disability – NEW pioneering pilot –– Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals – expressions of interest and discussions with social workers welcome 

→ Package: 0.2 wte salary support for one year, plus funding towards and including completion of MSc for second year to develop clinical skills, complete a quality improvement project enhancing patient/carer experience and safety aligned to local, national health and social care mandate areas, monthly development days including networking/action learning and QI project review and support, showcase event

→ Application Deadline: 09.00 9 February 2017

→ Interview Dates: 21 February 2017 please hold date: successful applicants will be notified by email

→ Award Funding available: up to / capped at £10K

→ Award programme commences: 30 March Induction; 25 April Workshop 1 Please hold dates

→ Mental Health and Learning Disability If you would like any further information please email Juliet.thorogood@hee.nhs.uk  or gwyngrout@virginmedia.com (Independent Consultant Nurse/Programme Lead)

→ Urgent and Emergency Care If you would like any further information please email Juliet.thorogood@hee.nhs.uk  or rob.way@ouh.nhs.uk  (Consultant Nurse/Programme Lead)

Please see the Related Documents section below for the relevant files

Coming Soon:

  1. Interested in research – not sure how to start or have a project in mind?  Invitation to apply for nationally funded Internships with HEE/NIHR Integrated Non-Medical Clinical Academic Programme (ICA) – Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals Cohort 3 (5 available awards)

If you require further information on this opportunity, please contact: 
Juliet.thorogood@hee.nhs.uk, Quality Improvement Lead – Innovation and Research, Health Education England working across Thames Valley

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