A Capabilities Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice in Learning Disabilities and Autism

Take part in the framework consultation survey

A draft of the advanced clinical practice framework for learning disability, autism or both is now available.

You are invited to review the draft framework and provide your comments and feedback by completing an online survey.

The consultation survey can be accessed here

A copy of the draft framework is available here

Please submit your completed survey as soon as possible and by Monday 18th March 2019 at the latest.


An easy read consultation document is also available. This can be downloaded and printed to submit feedback from individuals and/or to support group work - click here

  • Background

    Health Education England has commissioned the development of a Capabilities Framework to provide a definition of advanced clinical practice delivered by Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) and Nursing staff in learning disabilities and autism services. The framework will set out the capabilities (including knowledge, skills and behaviours) characterised by a high degree of autonomy, complex decision making and management of risks.

    The purpose of the framework is to support development and planning of the workforce, to inform the design of curricula and the delivery of education and training programmes.

    A steering group comprising key stakeholder organisations will guide the development process, which includes a review of existing source documents (such as relevant curricula, frameworks and guidance) and development of a draft framework for wider consultation.

    The framework is due for completion by the end of March 2019.