The updated 2020 edition of our book A Strategic Guide to Continuing Professional Development for Health and Care Professionals: The TRAMm Model (2nd ed) is available. For information visit our TRAMmCPD Book page
August 2022: Please help us to further develop TRAMmCPD by completing our very short questionnaire. Available here.
We are looking forward to presenting our work at the World Federation of Occupational Therapists Congress (WFOT) in August. Deb and I are presenting on Sunday 28 August 2022 in the 16.00 - 17.30 slot. We will both be attending online and hope to connect with some of you there. Information about the WFOT Congress is available here.
Sarah's PhD is progressing and is due to be completed this year - watch this space for updates.
We have further plans to update and provide more information about TRAMmCPD which we will continue to work on.
31 August 2021: Sarah hosted #OTalk Start as you mean to go on ... how are you going to ensure you are prepared for the next HCPC Audit cycle? The transcript of the chat is available here.
August 2021: We are delighted to have had our abstracts accepted to present at the World Federation of Occupational Therapists' Congress in Paris in March 2022. More details will be posted nearer the time.
April 2021: We were delighted to have been asked by the Elizabeth Casson Trust to record a vlog about Recognising and Capturing Informal Learning. You can watch the vlog or listen to the podcast here.
Sarah is busy continuing to analyse the results of her research interviews exploring occupational therapists use of the TRAMm Model as a framework for CPD,
On the 23 April 2021 Sarah is looking forward to speaking about developing learning communities for CPD at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) Specialist Section for Major Health Conditions - Virtual Conference.
11 September 2020: Our new book is now available for details see our TRAMmCPD Book page
31 August 2020: Our new book A Strategic Guide to Continuing Professional Development: The TRAMm Model (2nd ed) is now with the printers and is due imminently. As soon as we have a publication date we will let you know. The book includes new chapters and results from our ongoing research.
23 June 2020: Deb and Sarah hosted a free webinar CPD - Changing Mindsets and Maximising Opportunities During the Covid Pandemic at the Cardiff University Virtual CPD Summer School
2 May 2020: We hope you are keeping well in these strange times. Just to keep you updated, the second edition of our book A Strategic Guide to Continuing Professional Development for Health and Care Professionals: The TRAMm Model (2nd ed) has gone to be formatted by our publisher. We will keep you updated of progress and let you know when it will be available for purchase. The book includes the latest updates to the TRAMm Model and results of our ongoing research.
January 2020 Research news: Research participants have suggested some changes to the TRAMm Tracker to avoid repetition. The new TRAMm Tracker along with some guidelines for inserting new lines into the auto-fill TRAMm Tracker are now available from our free downloads page.
December 2019: The manuscript for the second edition of our book has been submitted to our publisher and is due for publication in 2020.
November 2019: Research news: Sarah is looking for Occupational Therapists who are using the TRAMm Model to take part in her PhD research full details are available here If you would like more information please Contact Us
October 2019: Our article Continuing Professional Development Engagement - a UK based Concept Analysis has been in the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions. The abstract is available here. If you would like more information please Contact Us
July 2019: Deb and Sarah enjoyed facilitating a TRAMmCPD workshop in Edinburgh for the RCOT Scottish Eastern Region.
June 2019: Both Deb and Sarah presented at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) Annual Conference in Birmingham 17-18 June 2019. We hosted a workshop on aspects of our research 'The Application of Learning for CPD' (Session 60 Tuesday 18 June). A copy of the presentation is available for members of RCOT via their website.Sarah also hosted a workshop with Dr S Tempest from RCOT 'Learning Communities for CPD' (Session 47.1 Tuesday 18 June).
January 2019: Information about our research has been published in an article in the January edition of OTNews: Lawson, S and Hearle, D (2019) A Lifelong Journey. OTNews 27(1) pp 30 - 31 Both Deb and Sarah are happy to have contributed to the new Principles for Continuing Professional Development and Lifelong Learning which is available to download hereWe hosted #OTalk on 15 January 2019 8-9pm 'Applying your learning in practice'. The transcript is available here.
September 2018: We hosted a Twitter chat #OTalk on 11 September about the updates to the TRAMm Model for continuing professional development
June 2018: Sarah presented the initial findings of her PhD literature review at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference in Belfast 12 June 2018. Session 53.1 Tuesday pm. As a result of our ongoing research TRAMm Station A has been updated and is now Apply to the reflect the importance of applying new learning in practice. The TRAMm Information Pack, TRAMm Tracker and TRAMm Trail have been updated to reflect this change.
March 2018: If you are an Occupational Therapist who will be attending the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference (RCOT) in June 2018 you may be interested in a new fringe event, So, Tell me about your research...the event is open to all attendees of conference, but the presenters must be in the process of studying for their doctorate
10 April 2018 8-9pm we hosted #OTalk on Twitter 'How to Record your CPD'
January 2018: We have produced a short TRAMmCPD information leaflet for you to share with your friends and colleagues. For your copy see our Free Downloads
September 2017: RCOT has launched the new Career Development FrameworkThe Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) have launched their new Guidance on Social Media(2017) a must read for all health and social care registrants who use social media. July 2017: Sarah hosted #OTalk on Twitter, based on our workshop at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists' Annual Conference CPD is more than the HCPC Audit you can read the pre-chat blog here. June 2017: Many thanks to everyone who came and engaged in our workshop at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference (RCOT) CPD is more than the HCPC audit. How to Strategically Manage your Continuing Professional Development (p6) with special thanks to Dr Stephanie Tempest from RCOT who co-facilitated with us and introduced attendees to the new Career Development Framework. The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) have launched the revised Continuing Professional Development and your Registration (2017) document.