Advanced clinical practitioners come from a range of professional backgrounds such as nursing, pharmacy, and allied health professionals. They are healthcare professionals educated to Master’s level and have developed the skills and knowledge to allow them to take on expanded roles and scope of practice caring for patients.
Health Education England has established the Centre for Advancing Practice to support education and training for advanced practitioners in England by:
developing agreed national training standards for advanced practice education
delivering a programme accreditation process (kitemarking) for training courses for advanced level practice.