National Evaluation of the ACCP Role

A National Evaluation of the Advanced Critical Care Practitioner (ACCP) Role

The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, in association with Northumbria University, launched a national survey to evaluate the perceptions surrounding the introduction of the ACCP role within the critical care workforce across England, Scotland and Wales.

This collaborative project was the first of its kind. There is currently a lack of quality-assurance data that exists nationally surrounding the introduction of the ACCP role - there are only small datasets that exist on a local level that have focused upon the evaluation of the ACCP role.

The role continues to expand across England, Scotland and Wales and therefore the valuable contribution of the lived experience of working with the ACCP workforce will inform the future development and wider national agenda concerning this role. The study is not directly funded by either institution.

All staff groups that have worked directly with ACCPs within the critical care environment were invited to participate in this study.

The results will form part of an interim and a final report, which will be disseminated by the Principle Investigator to FICM. The results will also be published in various formats within healthcare literature such as FICM publications, Health Education England publications and Education and Healthcare journals.

The Faculty and the Principle Investigator really do appreciate the time taken by our participants to fill in the survey and we hope the process was as efficient for you as possible.

This project has been informed by previous work conducted by members of the critical care workforce at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Further information regarding this original work can be found at here. 

Information disclosure

Principle Investigator: Sadie Diamond-Fox is an ACCP at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and a Lecturer in Advanced Critical Care Practice at Northumbria University. She was admitted to the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine as an Associate Member (since referred to as ACCP Member) in 2016 and has maintained her membership with the Faculty since.

The survey closed on 8 September 2019 and a summary will be available shortly.