Advanced clinical practiceTake a look at the advanced clinical practice page
The National Urgent and Emergency Care Programme (UECare) was established in April 2018 bringing together existing workstreams including Securing the future of the emergency department workforce, Paramedic workforce and Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP). ACP is now part of the AHP Cluster.
UECare work collaboratively with HEE National teams in Primary Care, Mental Health and Public Health, with royal colleges and other stakeholders and with NHS England and NHS Improvement.
The Urgent and Emergency Care Review is being led by Keith Willett, National Director for Acute Episodes of Care, NHS England, on behalf of Sir Bruce Keogh, National Medical Director, NHS England. Emergency Medicine Workforce Implementation Group is also working in partnership with NHS England and the group will offer expert advice on workforce into the review. More detail can be found on the NHS England website.
Advanced clinical practitioners come from a range of professional backgrounds such as nursing, pharmacy, paramedics and occupational therapy. They are healthcare professionals educated to Masters level and have developed the skills and knowledge to allow them to take on expanded roles and scope of practice caring for patients.
Paramedics play a vital role across both urgent and emergency care and are increasingly becoming employed within the primary care environment.