Welcome ANPS of the UK!
Whether you are a trainee ANP or established in your role we would love for you to join our group. It is a fantastic opportunity to share ideas, challenges, and experiences to help our continued development. We want ANP’s from the length and breadth of the UK so if you would like to join, please get in touch.
This group is aimed at practitioners working in advanced practice roles in PICU in the UK and ROI. It may also be of interest to those wishing to develop this role in their clinical area or senior staff interested in training for an advanced practitioner role.
In the last couple of years we have had some very productive meetings, attended two great conferences and made new contacts in the advanced practice world around the UK.
We have a very active whats app group, and you can follow us on twitter: @picsanp.
Further details can be obtained from firstname.lastname@example.org
The terms of reference of the PICS Advanced Practice Group were defined as follows:
- To survey current advanced practice within the UK (through audit) – present at PICS conference
- To raise the profile of the advanced practitioner role and ensure that this is acknowledged and promoted. Influence and develop this role.
- To support practitioners in clinical practice through education, information sharing and dissemination of best practice.
- Develop links with European colleagues
- Role of Nursing and Midwifery Council in Regulating advanced practice
- Advanced Nursing Practice Toolkit
- Supporting Development of Advanced Nursing Practice – Scottish Government Document
Meeting Dates for 2017
Conference March 13th in Leicester 10:00-17:00hrs
Meeting 12th June at the Royal Brompton Hospital 13:00-17:00hrs – come and join us on Monday thanks to Matt and the team for organising the day!
Meeting 11th October at Nottingham 14:00-16:00hrs
Paediatric Critical Care Advanced Nurse Practitioner Course (Picu And Retrieval)
The Retrieval Nurse Practitioner (RNP) programme started at the Evelina Children’s Hospital PICU, part of Guys and St Thomas’s in 2003.
ANP jobs to be advertised at Great Ormond Street Hospital. For all 3 ICU’s, whether you are already established or would like to train this could be the job for you. They are not on NHS jobs yet but watch that space if you’re interested.
Nick Mills from Sheffield has produced a DRAFT job description for the ANP’s of PICS to read and comment on. Please could you take the time to read the attachment, and email any comments to Cathy Roberts (chair of the group) who will pass them onto Nick. Well done!
Mark Clement from the CATS team in London is one of the ANP’s featured in an RCN short video made in celebration of the RCN’s centenary. Good job Mark! check it out on our twitter account: @picsanp
News from the RCN. Credentialing will give nurses formal recognition of their expertise and skills across the four pillars of advanced practice: clinical, leadership, education and research. It will be open to nurses who demonstrate they are working at an advanced level, practice in the NHS or independent sector, and are either members or non-members of the RCN. Credentialing is currently being piloted and will be available widely from spring 2017. Check out the RCN website for more information
Advanced Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference 2017
Next year’s conference will be hosted by Jo Wright and the team from Leicester, Monday 13th March at the Clinical Education Centre at Glenfield. key areas that will be presented ECMO and CVVH. Date has now been confirmed and programme is attached.ANP study day
Advanced Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference 2016
Clinical Skills Lecture Theatre, Sheffield Children’s Hospital, S10 2TH
Wednesday 11 May 2016 10am – 5pm
This day hosted by Nick Mills and the team from Sheffield was, by all accounts a great success. Some excellent speakers, chances to network with colleagues from around the country and opportunities to discuss life as an ANP and the challenges it brings. Good job guys!
Position Statement: Advanced Practitioners (APs) working in PICU and Paediatric transport services
Since the writing of the 2010 PICS Standards, the contribution of Advanced Practitioners, most commonly Advanced Nurse Practitioners, to the delivery of paediatric critical care and transport has significantly increased. This role was not fully considered in the current standards, but will be in the next version. PICS Council is aware that in some areas an AP may have the equivalent role of a middle grade doctor, in addition to enhancing the nursing or professional role.
It is the PICS Council view that the decision about whether APs are used to undertake these roles is the responsibility of the host Trust and local PICU and/or transport service. Factors to be considered locally will be the appropriateness of the training undertaken by the AP, the competencies they have achieved, and what level of senior medical supervision is available to support the AP. Where these aspects have been fully explored and felt to be in place PICS supports the continuing practice of using APs to deliver a high quality service to critically ill children.