As with elsewhere in the country, Greater Manchester has significant workforce shortages. Advanced roles are being rolled out across the NHS, supported by Health Education England. They define Advanced Practice as:
“Advanced Practice is delivered by experienced, registered health care practitioners. It is a level of practice characterised by a high degree of autonomy and complex decision making. This is underpinned by a master’s level award or equivalent that encompasses the four pillars of clinical practice, leadership and management, education and research, with demonstration of core capabilities and area specific clinical competence.
Advanced Practice embodies the ability to manage clinical care in partnership with individuals, families and carers. It includes the analysis and synthesis of complex problems across a range of settings, enabling innovative solutions to enhance people’s experience and improved outcomes.”
Advanced roles can:
- Transform and modernise clinical care pathways
- Share skills across traditional professional boundaries
- Maximise capacity and capability of the workforce
- Provide workforce career progression