Assistant Practitioner (AP) Resources
The Assistant Practitioner (AP) role was introduced more than a decade ago to address a skills shortage within the health and social care workforce. The AP is a “higher level support worker who compliments the registered staff and transcends traditional boundaries of care” (Skills for Health, 2009).
Assistant Practitioners provide direct or indirect care to a variety of service users across a wide range of services. The role is developed locally by employers to meet the specific needs of the service, generally working at Level 4 of the Career Framework (Skills for Health, 2010) or the equivalent within Social Care and non-statutory organisations.
Final Network Newsletter "WBEF Witter" captures some of the highlights from the last six years (see page attachments).
Follow the links below for more information on:
1. Impact of the Assistant Practitioner Role
2. Information Leaflets - Assistant Practitioners
3. Ambassadors of the Assistant Practitioner role