Advanced Clinical Practice Conference
A conference on Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP), hosted by Family Nursing & Home Care, will be held at the Radisson Blu hotel on 16th November 2018.
The conference brings together over one hundred representatives from health care in Jersey, Guernsey and the UK, to address how healthcare practitioners can implement advanced clinical practice in Jersey. Speakers include the Chief Nurse for Jersey, Rose Naylor and the Director of Education and Standards for the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Geraldine Walters.
The aim is to set out a vision for further development of advanced clinical practitioners and agree a framework of what advanced practice is.
Advanced clinical practitioners come from a range of professional backgrounds such as nursing, pharmacists, paramedics and occupational therapists. They are all healthcare professionals educated to Masters level who have developed the skills and knowledge to work at an advanced level.
This means ACPs work alongside doctors in acute, primary and community care settings to support clinical continuity, provide patient focused care, enhance the multi-professional team and help to provide safe, accessible and high quality care for patients in Jersey.
We believe development of advanced clinical practice ensures that Jersey is forward thinking, passionate about delivering high quality care, and positively values the contribution that clinicians can make in delivering more complex care. Advanced practice also creates new opportunities and career pathways, strengthens the voice of nursing, and makes Jersey a jurisdiction that will attract and retain high calibre clinicians, strong clinical leaders and a quality workforce. This makes Jersey and FNHC an exciting place to work. Bronwen Whittaker, Chief Executive Officer