Presentation on theme: "Grant Duncan. CPD - Definitions Learning activities, which update existing skills. A combination of approaches, ideas and techniques that will help you."— Presentation transcript:
CPD - Definitions Learning activities, which update existing skills. A combination of approaches, ideas and techniques that will help you manage your own learning and growth. Any activity engaged in by an individual through which they continue to maintain and enhance existing competence and develop new knowledge and skills. A means of supporting people in the workplace to understand more about the environment in which they work, the job they do and how to do it better. It is an ongoing process throughout our working lives.
...the means by which members of professional associations maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge and skills and develop the personal qualities required in their professional lives.
What should be included? CPD should not be exclusively about formal events, seminars, courses or qualifications (although these can be valuable elements), and may involve development in both technical and non-technical areas. It can include a wide variety of activities such as open learning, private study, work experience and more.
Qualifications City & Guilds Diploma in Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Warwick MSc in Health Sciences (Retinal Screening – Diabetes) Foundation Degree in Ophthalmic Science Roehampton University MSc Life Sciences (Diabetes)
Other Routes to CPD Multidisciplinary Team Meetings (MDT) Clinical review meetings One-to-one sessions with senior staff NHS Compulsory Basic Training Training courses and workshops Professional body council meetings and sub- committee membership National meetings (MSC, VRC etc.)
Who is Responsible It is important that employers allocate time and resources to allow screeners to take part in CPD. Contractual obligations and job plans may need to be defined more precisely to identify the time that is to be committed to CPD. As a professional, you have a responsibility to keep your skills and knowledge up to date. CPD helps you turn that accountability into a positive opportunity to identify and achieve your own career objectives
The consensus view is that a “points” system provides the most effective way of monitoring standards and is the easiest to administer. CPD will not be based on any formal examinations.
What Can BARS Do? Help and advice Provision of workshops BARS Forum Annual Conference Online CPD diary