Advanced Nurse Practitioners who work within General Practice and are not directly employed by NHSGGC but work within the Board area, are encouraged to join the Board held list of ANPs in General Practice. The benefits of joining this list are:
The process to join is exactly the same as for those who are Board employed, but with the following grandfathering arrangements for those employed before 2010 or between 2011 and 2017.
Employed as an ANP prior to 2010
Expected to demonstrate that they:
Employed as an ANP between 2011 and 2017
In addition to the above, ANPs employed between these years should demonstrate master’s level learning. This could be done, for example, through having completed a module at master’s level.
Employed as an ANP after 2018
Expected to demonstrate that they meet all the appropriate competencies for their area of practice, a master’s level qualification in advanced practice, workplace based assessments, reflection, feedback from others, and a satisfactory final supervisors report (see Final Sign-off).
Recording General Practice ANPs
There are two stages to the process (see Recording ANPs).
Stage 1: Involves the Post being recognised as an ANP post (please note that posts which utilise the Board’s generic ANP job description automatically meet this requirement)
Stage 2: Final Sign-off (see Final Sign off)
A completed ‘Final Sign-off’ form and the poster-holder’s Job description should be submitted to the Consultant Nurse for Advanced Practice ([email protected]) . Following the moderation process the following will occur.
 Set out in Chief Nursing Officer’s Directorate (2017) Transforming Nursing, Midwifery and Health Professions’ (NMaHP) Roles: Paper 2 Advanced nursing practice. Edinburgh: Scottish Government