Advanced Critical Care Practitioners (ACCPs) are clinical professionals that form part of the multidisciplinary team responsible for patient care during their critical care admission. They are highly experienced and educated practitioners who have developed their skills and theoretical knowledge to a very high standard. They are empowered to make high-level clinical decisions to ensure that patients receive timely, personal, and effective care. The ACCP role is a way of working for health professionals, which crosses professional boundaries. ACCPs are currently developed from experienced nurses, physiotherapists, paramedics or other related health care professionals. In the future it is envisaged that ACCPs may also be drawn from other emerging healthcare roles.
Within West and South Yorkshire several trusts have ACCPs as part of the MDT.
Leeds Teaching Hospitals - contact ACCP Lead - Rick Faulkner - firstname.lastname@example.org