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Evaluation of the Advanced Clinical Practitioner Programme


Advanced Clinical Practitioners (ACPs) are autonomous practitioners who are capable of working independently on the middle grade doctor rota. ACPs come from a number of backgrounds such as nursing, paramedic, physiotherapy. They are able to assess and manage all types of cases in all clinical streams and across all acuity groups presenting to the emergency department.

Core Research

Warwick Medical School (WMS) undertook an evaluation of the ACP role including:

  • Systematic literature review
  • Survey of existing practice in the UK
  • Evaluation of the safety and effectiveness of care delivered by ACPs at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust


WMS offers a Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice if you are interested in undertaking this training. Students can select appropriate other modules for a Masters in Health Sciences.

Related Research

The research team was:

Prof Matthew Cooke (Principal Investigator)

Dr Joanne Fisher