The HEE Roadmap document provides a roadmap of education for practice when moving into First Contact Practitioner (FCP) roles, and onward to Advanced Practice (AP) roles in Primary Care.
It sets out:
- The definition of First Contact roles, their respective training processes and educational pathways.
- The definition of Advanced Practice roles, their respective training processes and educational pathways.
- How to build a portfolio of evidence for both FCP and AP roles.
- How to support training with relevant supervision and governance, and the link to Health Education England’s Centre for Advancing Practice.
This is the MSK version of the educational pathway to FCP and AP in Primary Care and is relevant to all professionals specialising in MSK.
The framework presented is applicable across adults and children dependent on the scope of practice, appropriate knowledge and skills that may apply to specific patient groups, and the job description that the FCP is working under.
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