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Assistant Practitioner (AP) Resources

Thursday, 15 March, 2018

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

4. Practice Documents

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