Advanced Critical Care Practitioners (ACCPs)

Advanced Critical Care Practitioners (ACCP’s) are part of the critical care team on wards 18, 38, 37 & 21 , undertaking specific roles that have traditionally been associated with the medical staff. At present, entrants into this role are from established nursing and physiotherapy professions, although this may expand in the future. ACCP training requires intensive theoretical and clinical teaching which is delivered by recognised Higher Education Institutions and by the Newcastle intensive care units themselves. The combination of completing an appropriate 2 year Post Graduate Diploma or 3 year Masters degree (both of which include a non-medical prescribing qualification) and clinical training through the ACCP programme have resulted in experienced, rounded and knowledgeable practitioners who have all been awarded FICM Associate Status.  This is because the training programme is aligned to the FICM Curriculum (2015), which provides a core set of competencies required for all ACCP’s.

 

ACCP’s have been working on rotas alongside their medical colleagues within NUTH since 2011 and, in addition to their care of patients, ACCP’s take on clinical and educational roles that support and complement both the medical staff and the wider critical care team. The Newcastle intensive care units have encouraged and trained their ACCP’s to perform further tasks and complex procedures relevant to the clinical case mix and requirements of each intensive care unit. As a result, ACCP’s are taking on increasingly senior roles within the multi-disciplinary team and are integral to the function of the intensive care units.

ACCP Newcastle ICU
Brian Gillies
ACCP
ACCP Newcastle ICU
James Humberstone
ACCP
ACCP Newcastle ICU
Peter Hutchinson
ACCP
ACCP Newcastle ICU
Paul Lindsay
ACCP
ACCP Newcastle ICU
Alex Gatehouse
ACCP
ACCP Newcastle ICU
Rebecca Lawrance
Trainee ACCP
ACCP Newcastle
Sue Colling
ACCP
Newcastle ICU
Michael Tait
ACCP
ACCP Newcastle ICU
Jane Poynter
ACCP
ACCP Newcastle ICU
Jill Kelly
ACCP
ACCP Newcastle ICU
Jonathan Spedding
Trainee ACCP
ACCP Newcastle ICU
Carlene Sim
Trainee ACCP
ACCP Northern region
ACCP Newcastle ICU
Lisa Cunningham
ACCP
ACCP Newcastle ICU
Sadie Diamond Fox
ACCP
ACCP Newcastle ICU
Valerie Burnand
ACCP
ACCP Newcastle ICU
Janice Thomas
ACCP
ACCP Newcastle ICU
Janet Wilkinson
Trainee ACCP
ACCP Newcastle ICU