Advanced Practitioners are an integral part of the 21st century NHS workforce as new models of care are transforming the way patients are treated. Advanced Practitioners work at level 7 across the four pillars of advanced practice – clinical, management & leadership, research & education, and offer multiple benefits to the health service and the population.
They bring more holistic care to patients, support continuity of care and extend the scope of practice across traditional boundaries. This leads in turn to a greater focus on prevention, more personalised care, a more efficient team, a faster response to patient needs and better outcomes.
They are instrumental in supervising the multi-professional team in primary care, they attract and lead research and audits, and manage highly complex high-risk patients. They have a leadership role in the ICS around pathways and population health.