A UK working group of health and social care professional bodies has published a new set of principles for continuing professional development (CPD) and lifelong learning.
The five new principles agreed by the group, which includes the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, are that CPD and Lifelong Learning should:
be each person’s responsibility and be made possible and supported by your employer
benefit the service users
improve the quality of service delivery
be balanced and relevant to each person’s area of practice or employment
be recorded and show the effect on each person’s area of practice
Lelanie Brewer, OT and Head of Education Programmes at Sensory Integration Education, said: “We welcome these new CPD principles, particularly the emphasis on improving the quality of service delivery and a focus on the ultimate benefit to patients. Our university-accredited sensory integration courses for therapists more than meet these principles as we help to create a global network of clinicians, highly skilled in assessing and treating people with sensory integration issues.”
Download the “Compatible with Principles for continuing professional development and lifelong learning in health and social care, Prepared by: The Interprofessional CPD and Lifelong Learning UK Working Group” here.