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Advanced Clinical Practitioner


Advanced Clinical Practice is an elevated level of expertise attainable by healthcare professionals, spanning various backgrounds such as nursing, pharmacy, paramedics, occupational therapy, healthcare science, and midwifery. Advanced Clinical Practitioners (ACPs) are educated to a master’s degree level, and possess the skills to assume expanded roles and responsibilities. By providing clinical leadership and fostering collaboration within multidisciplinary teams, they enhance overall capacity and capability. This includes individuals who have advanced through additional education and training without using the title ACP.


You will need to demonstrate critical thinking and a caring, compassionate and committed attitude. Within professional boundaries, you will care for the patient from initial history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of care. You will demonstrate safe, competent clinical decision-making and expert care, including assessment and diagnostic skills for patients.


To become an Advanced Clinical Practitioner you must have completed an MSc in Advanced Practice and worked within your profession for a number of years. This can be studied the traditional way or via an apprenticeship route. Training usually takes 3 years.

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