Advanced Clinical Practice Course – General Practice ACPGP2023

Course Summary

This programme of learning  is for nurses working in general practice/primary care at the level of or wishing to work at the level of Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP). The programme has therefore mapped to some of the domains set out in the Multi-Professional Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice in England (HEE 2017). work/advanced-clinical-practice/multi-professional-framework

Course Aims

This is an extensive programme of learning to prepare experienced practice nurses to work in advanced roles in general practice and primary care.

Course Objectives

  • Recognise limitations and work within the scope of their role, agreed and documented by their employer.
  • Develop an inter-disciplinary approach to collaborative working  within and across multi-professional teams and draw on the expertise of all members (including health and social care) to support and meet the person’s needs and best interests to optimise the integration of their care.
  • Recognise medical emergencies and manage or escalate appropriately.
  • Develop history taking and consultation skills to identify and act appropriately on red flags.
  • Assess, diagnose and collaboratively agree a way forward, including shared decision making and personalised care and support planning
  • Complete episodes of care which may include referral for further assessment, treatment and care appropriately.
  • Develop inter professional skills to work  with people and where appropriate, carers, to access appropriate treatment, diagnostics, care and support within the context of individuals’ preferences, priorities and needs.
  • Develop a collaborative relationship with the person, their family and community, considering all of their physical, mental and psychosocial challenges.
  • Engage with research to ensure evidence based practice.
  • ACP Framework

    Domain A. Person-centred collaborative working
    Domain B. Assessment, investigations and diagnosis
    Domain C. Condition management, treatment and prevention Domain D. Leadership and management, education and research.

Pre Requisites
  • Have a UK or overseas degree from a recognised institution or equivalent professional or other qualification.
  • Hold professional registration with the NMC, HCPC, GMC or Allied Health Professional Body or Council are encouraged to have an identified mentor in general practice to complete competencies.
  • Work-based learning is central to the course. This approach allows you to manage and actively shape your own learning in the workplace, with the support of nurse mentors and primary care workforce tutors.
  • Some of the modules require completion of the pre -requisite ELFH modules to be completed before the live zoom session

Whats Included?

  1. There are a range of blended learning approaches that include classroom sessions, webinars and self directed modules which include :
    • Handouts
    • Recorded presentations
    • MCQs
  2. Competency document
  3. Live Webinars
  4. 1 years access to complete the course.

Modules include:

  • Consent and Capacity
  • Writing a statement
  1. Abdominal Exam
  2. Neurological Assessment
  3. Eye Exam
  4. ENT Exam
  5. Cardio-Respiratory Assessment
  • Managing emergencies
  • The fitting patient
  • Respiratory disorders, Asthma and COPD Exacerbation
  • Key points in ENT
  • Dizziness and Vertigo
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Menopause and HRT
  • Gynaecological disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Headache and Back Pain
  • Red Eye
  • Skin Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Fever in children
  • Pains scoring in children
  • Gastrointestinal disorders and constipation
  • Early detection of diabetes
  • Skin conditions in children
  • Respiratory conditions
  • ENT Disorders
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Prescribing in longterm conditions
  • Auditing prescribing
  • Streaming and triage for general practice
  • Telephone consultation skills

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You should be employed in a role that will support development of your clinical skills during the programme.

Work in a clinical environment such as general practice with a suitably qualified mentor to support achievement of competencies.

You need to identify your mentor before starting the source.




MIW0523: Minor Illness Webinar 24 - 26 May 2023

Palliative and End of Life Care Elearning

This course is a rolling programme over 6months.

Kindly take note of the following dates;

Foundation to Travel Health. 20 April 2022

Childhood Immunisation 22 March 2023

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