What is advanced practice?

Health Education England (HEE) defines advanced practice as a defined level of practice within clinical professions such as nursing, pharmacy, paramedics and occupational therapy. This level of practice is designed to transform and modernise pathways of care, enabling the safe and effective sharing of skills across traditional professional boundaries.

Advanced Practice examples from BSW

Lucy Moxham evaluated the impact of advanced nurse practitioner triage on the management of medically expected patients referred to an acute National Health Service hospital.


Frailty teams, including ACP nurses, were able to assess drug burden and reduce the cholinergic drug burden of people being admitted through A&E. This was most notable in mild to moderate frailty groups.


John Taylor and team discuss establishing MDT management of chest pain, including ACP roles, reducing the use of CT angiograms, inpatient admissions, and increased the discharge of people with low risk chest pain from emergency departments.