HEE announces new road map to advanced practice roles

Health Education England (HEE) has launched a road map to provide a national route into MSK primary care roles, which sets out the development of a career pathway for first contact practitioners and advanced practitioners.

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Everyone completing the required training will be recognised and held on a directory of practitioners at the HEE Centre for Advancing Practice.

HEE has also stipulated that, from April 2022, all clinicians must have completed the required training prospectively and retrospectively before taking up primary care roles.

Writing in a blog to launch the roadmap, Amanda Hensman-Crook FCSP, HEE AHP national clinical fellow, said: ‘With the advent of first contact MSK physiotherapy roles in primary care, the development of a career pathway with an educational training roadmap and supported by specific supervision has evolved.

For the first time, physiotherapy undergraduates will be able to see primary care as a career choice as a developmental journey from the day that they register with the HCPC.

A higher quality of care for patients

The CSP recognises that a career pathway and a consistent standard of practice could be positive for CSP members and their patients in the long term, and we appreciate the work HEE has done to develop this roadmap.

The CSP continues to prioritise its work to influence and ensure the government delivers on its commitment to enable 5050 additional FCPs in primary care.

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