From November 2023 to February 2024 we engaged with stakeholders to ensure we carefully considered the views of the public and professionals with an interest in advanced practice. This included people from different practice settings and backgrounds.

We engaged extensively in all four countries of the UK, with nursing and midwifery professionals, members of the public including people with lived experience of receiving care from advanced practitioners, and with charities and advocacy organisations.

These three conversations explain the benefits of advanced practice for people receiving care and how we've involved the public in our review:


Nuno Santos Lopes, Director of Research, Innovation and Community Engagement at Nightingale Hammerson, was educated in Portugal and Spain before moving to the UK and becoming an advanced practitioner. Nuno tells Aditi Chowdhary-Gandhi (NMC Head of Standards) about the benefits advanced practitioners can have in a social care setting.


Hilary Clarke, member of our Advanced Practice Public Advisory Group (PAG), tells Aditi about the benefits of being cared for by an advanced practitioner.

Kay and Paul

Kay Fawcett (Chair of our Advanced Practice Independent Steering Group) and Paul Edwards (Dementia UK and co-host of PAG) discuss how public engagement was at the forefront of our engagement review