How do you properly educate, train, support or regulate a new and emerging healthcare professional group? This was the challenge facing Health Education England, who were tasked with identifying and creating the best possible way to support a new and emerging professional group, Advanced Clinical Practitioners.
HEE’s biggest challenge was finding a clear way forward and strategy for this new professional group when there is so much complexity and variability in the background, education and training, roles and regulation. This challenge was compounded by different views in the sector, and from different professions and professional bodies about the NHS workforce challenge and the part that advanced clinical practitioners could and should play.
They chose Clever Together for three reasons:
There were three steps to our process:
Our insight and analysis has directly fed into the strategy development for advanced practice and especially the work of Health Education England as they seek to plan, educate, recruit and train the workforce of the future.