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CPD AUDIT A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE Who are the HPC? Health Professions Council Regulator set up to protect the public Regulate 15 health professions, including biomedical scientists Can stop someone from practising Introduction of ‘Continuing Professional Development’ - CPD What is CPD? CPD is the way health professionals continue to learn and develop throughout their careers so they keep their skills and knowledge up to date and are able to work safely, legally and effectively. 1st July 2006 – registrants required to engage in CPD and keep a record of their activities. November 2009 – Biomedical Scientists audited Selection for Audit 31st Dec 2010 – 22,522 BMS staff registered with HPC 2.5% of these are randomly selected for audit every 2 years Those selected receive a letter Submit a profile showing how HPC standards have been met The Letter! U. N. Lucky HPC Standards 1. Maintain a continuous, up-to-date and accurate record of CPD activities CPD STANDARD 1 Name: Ian Roberts Page: 1 Date Type of activity Brief description 1 6th Nov. ‘07 Work-based learning Discussed/reviewed new ALL with colleagues to present as case Professional activity study 2 9th Nov. ‘07 Work-based learning Trained 2 members of staff how to change QC material on XE2100 Professional activity full blood count analysers. 3 29th Nov. ‘07 Work-based learning I was showed how to check SIM chamber for blockage on XE2100 when it began to show errors. 4 4th Dec. ‘07 Work-based learning Cover for Chief BMS who was on annual leave. Staff shortages meant staffing changes had to be arranged. 5 7th Dec. ‘07 Work-based learning AAA patient in A+E had low Hb and platelets. Discussed with trainees and explained what to do next. 6 12th Dec. ‘07 Work-based learning Research into information on sufficient filling of coagulation Self-directed learning vacutainers. Professional activity 7 19th Dec. ‘07 Work-based learning Attended CPD seminar – ‘A trip to the Coroner’s Court’ Formal/ Educational 8 20th Dec. ‘07 Work-based learning Patient with possible sickle crisis came through A+E. I had to perform full blood count, sickle solubility test and check blood film to confirm diagnosis. 9 11th Jan. ‘08 Work-based learning Completed coagulation NEQAS excercise Professional activity 10 23rd Jan. ‘08 Work-based learning Attended CPD seminar – ‘Turnaround Times’ Formal/ Educational HPC Standards 1. Maintain a continuous, up-to-date and accurate record of CPD activities 2. Demonstrate that CPD activities are a mixture of learning activities relevant to current and future practices Daily CPD record of ----------- - Ian Roberts - for - 3rd Dec. 2008 Format of CPD activity – please tick (a) as appropriate Work Based Learning Professional activity Learning by doing Involvement in a professional body Case studies Specialist interest group Reflective practice Lecturing or teaching √ Clinical audit Mentoring Coaching from others Being an examiner Discussions with colleagues Being a tutor Peer review Branch meetings Gaining, and learning from, experience Running journal clubs/other groups Involvement in wider work of employer Maintaining/developing special skills Work shadowing Being an expert witness Secondments Membership of professional bodies Job rotation Giving presentations at conferences Attending Journal club Organising accredited courses In-service training Supervising research Supervising staff or students Being a national assessor Visiting other departments Being promoted Expanding your role Analysing significant events Formal / educational Filling in self-assessment questionnaires Courses Project work or project management Further education Evidence of progression on KSF Research Attending conferences Self-directed learning Writing articles or papers Reading journals/articles √ Going to seminars Reviewing books or articles √ Distance learning Updating knowledge through web or TV √ Professional Courses Keeping a file of your progress Planning or running a course HPC Standards 1. Maintain a continuous, up-to-date and accurate record of CPD activities 2. Demonstrate that CPD activities are a mixture of learning activities relevant to current and future practices 3. Seek to ensure that their CPD has contributed to the quality of their practice and service delivery HPC Standards Cont’d 4. Seek to ensure that their CPD benefits the service user 5. Present a written profile containing evidence of CPD activity upon request. Your Profile Cover previous 2 years CPD activities 3 parts - Evidence - Summary (500 words) - Statement (1500 words) Evidence Should include a summary of ALL CPD activities undertaken over the last 2 years. Should include detailed summaries of between 10 and 20 activities undertaken to make up your statement. Should be a mixture of activities incorporating all HPC standards Summary Summary of your practice history Show how CPD activities are linked to your work. Relevance Statement Should explain how you have met the HPC standards Should refer to CPD activities undertaken and evidence submitted U. N. Lucky Assessment 8 – 12 weeks Assessors ensure you have met all of the standards Receive a letter – Pass or Fail? Pass or Fail?! 1. If you have met all of the standards you will receive a letter letting you know you are capable of doing your job. 2. If you have met most of the standards, but only partly met some, more information will be requested. 3. If you have not met one or more of the standards, the HPC will write explaining that the profile does not meet the HPC standards. U. N. Lucky What happens next? Keep doing CPD! Statistically 40 years to be picked randomly again.
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