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Advanced Clinical Practice - Advanced Mental Health Practitioner

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“The value of advanced clinical practice in the delivery of mental healthcare has long been recognised as occupying a unique space in holistic patient care. This Advanced Practice Mental Health Curriculum and Capabilities Framework is aimed at clearly setting out both the capabilities required to achieve advanced practitioner level practice, and the route to enable it. As part of a wider drive to respond to the need to invest in the development of new roles and advanced skills – both in the wider NHS and in mental health – that is recognised in recent and current Government policy, this Framework will be contributory to both service transformation and excellence in care outcomes. In line with the NHS Long Term Plan and We are the NHS: People Plan for 2020/21, it is based on an ambitious agenda that aims to boost the further development of advanced practice roles, across professional groups in all mental healthcare delivery settings, including primary and community services. The key driver is to enable practitioners to practice to their full potential and to optimise their contribution to meeting individual, family and carer needs through different models of service delivery and multidisciplinary working.” Professor Mark Radford Chief Nurse, Health Education England

The curriculum framework This curriculum defines the capabilities required for Advanced Practice – Mental Health (AP-MH). The generic capabilities identified within the curriculum map across the four pillars of advanced practice, as defined in HEE’s 2017 Multi-professional framework for advanced clinical practice in England, namely: Clinical practice; Leadership and management; Education; Research. The core AP-MH capabilities are in addition to the generic capabilities for all advanced clinical practitioners. This is based on the HEEs definition of Advanced Practice. Advanced Practice Frameworks | Health Education England (


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