Core Capabilities Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice (Nurses) Working in General Practice / Primary Care in England

Over a number of years, the role of the nurse has evolved within primary, community and secondary care. Nurses have in many ways been the pioneers of enhanced and advanced roles within many settings including general practice/primary care. The NHS needs a workforce that is fit for the future and nurses with advanced clinical practice knowledge and skills will be able to both lead and work within and across teams to provide excellent care for people. This framework is for nurses working in general practice/primary care at the level of Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP) and throughout the framework they will be referred to as ACP (Primary Care Nurse).