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Advanced Practice Frameworks

Health Education England, in partnership with NHS Improvement and NHS England, has developed a multi-professional framework for advanced clinical practice in England, which includes a national definition and standards to underpin the multi-professional advanced level of practice.

As a result, a national definition and framework of what advanced clinical practice is and what the requirements for entry are. This will ensure that there is national consistency across the role and to ensure that advanced clinical practitioners, colleagues, employers and patients clearly understand the role.

This provides current and future ACPs with guidance and principles that they should follow throughout their professional lives and clearly outlining a career pathway into and through the profession.

The framework draws on and consolidates existing frameworks of advanced clinical practice from across the UK and provides with guidance and principles that they should follow throughout their professional lives.

This resource will facilitate transformation of the workforce by promoting inter-professional working, across traditional professional boundaries.  It will support the delivery of excellent healthcare for local people by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place.


HEE is now developing core capability frameworks for advanced clinical practitioner roles; the Core Capabilities Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice (Nurses) Working in General Practice / Primary Care in England is available and can be accessed below.

Find out more information on the Skills for Health website.