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.
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.
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.