Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Advanced clinical practice is delivered by experienced, registered health and care practitioners. It is a level of practice characterised by a high degree of autonomy and complex decision making. This is underpinned by a master’s level award or equivalent that encompasses the four pillars of; clinical practice, leadership & management, education and research, with demonstration of core capabilities and area specific clinical competence.

Advanced Practice in England is based on the following framework: multi-professionalframeworkforadvancedclinicalpracticeinengland.pdf (

At BTH we have around 120 staff in qualified or trainee ACP roles, across all divisions. A Trust wide Advanced Practice Governance framework is currently being written and is based on the wider ICS Advanced Practice agenda.

By following this link you will find information from the Regional Faculty for Advancing Practice:

Regional Faculty for Advancing Practice – North West – Advanced Practice (

The Practice Support Guide for Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioners can be found here: Practice support guide for trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioners – Advanced Practice (

You can find information on the Advanced Clinical Practitioner (Advanced Degree) from the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education here: Advanced clinical practitioner (integrated degree) / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

If you are a supervisor of trainee ACPs please make sure you take some time to complete this elfh module:

NHSE elfh Hub (

The Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner Recruitment Process can be found here:Trainee ACP Recruitment Process

If you would like to get in contact with the Trust Lead for Advanced Practice please email: 

If you would like to get in touch with the Apprenticeship and Widening Participation Team please email: