Our award winning poster presented our research on CPD Engagement. CPD is considered to be an essential complex concept which assures high quality practice within health and social care (AHPP, 2003, HCPC,2012). In order that CPD addresses this core objective, regulatory bodies state that health and social care professionals should be engaged in the CPD process (HCPC, 2012; RCN, 2016). A concept analysis (Walker and Avant, 2010), undertaken as part of a PhD produced five defining attributes of CPD engagement, contextual to health and social care. Our poster presents these defining attributes of CPD Engagement and is free to download along with the additional resources we have written to support you.
Defining Attribute One:
CPD is self initiated and undertaken voluntary rather than as a result of mandatory requirement.
Defining Attribute Two:
The individual feels a sense of reward either intrinsically (eg. enjoyment) or extrinsically (eg. promotion) whilst or after undertaking CPD.
Defining Attribute Three:
The knowledge and skills gained via CPD are embraced and applied in practice for the benefit of yourself, your service users, the service and your organisation.
Defining Attribute Four:
CPD learning is recorded, evaluated and shared with others.
Defining Attribute Five:
CPD continues beyond the initial activity
Allied Health Professions Project (AHPP, 2003) Demonstrating competence through CPD. Available online at: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/www.dh.gov.uk/en/Consultations/Closedconsultations/DH_4071458 [accessed 8/5/16]
Health and Care Professions Council (2012) Continuing Professional Development and Your Registration London: Health and Care Professionals Council
Hearle D, Lawson S & Morris, R (2016) A Strategic Guide to CPD for Health and Social Care Professionals: The TRAMm Model. Keswick : M&K PublishingRoyal College of Nurses (RCN) (2016) Revalidation. Available online at: https://www.rcn.org.uk/revalidation [accessed 25/5/16]
Walker LO & Avant KC (2010) Strategies for Theory Construction in Nursing, 5th ed. Harlow: Pearson Prentice Hall.
A selection of information for you to use and begin to engage in your CPD. You are welcome to use and share this information but please ensure you adhere to our Creative Commons License.
Additional Resource: Are You and Your Team Engaging in CPD? (pdf)Download
Poster: Are you and your team really engaging in CPD? (pdf)Download
TRAMm Information Oct 2017 (pdf)Download
Autofill TRAMM Tracker Blank Oct 2017 (docx)Download
TRAMm Tracker Oct 2017 97-03 (doc)Download
TRAMm Trail Oct 2017 (docx)Download
CPD Engagement: Defining Attribute 1 (pdf)Download
CPD Engagement: Defining Attribute 2 (pdf)Download
CPD Engagement: Defining Attribute 3 (pdf)Download
CPD Engagement: Defining Attribute 4 (pdf)Download
CPD Engagement: Defining Attribute 5 (pdf)Download