Portfolio Development • Objectives:- • Understand the purpose of a CPD portfolio • Identify evidence which could be included in it • To introduce participants to the practicalities of developing and maintaining a professional portfolio • To understand the concept of reflection and how to document it.
As early as 2002 the Scottish Government stated that: • ‘Leaders of AHPs should support staff in reserving a minimum of a half-day per month,pro rata, for dedicated CPD activity, in accordance with the recommendations of professional bodies.’ • (Building on Success - Future Directions for the Allied Health Professions in Scotland; SGHD 2002)
Learning • “ Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels there really is another way, if only he could stop bumping for a moment and think of it. And then he feels perhaps there isn’t.” • Milne 1926 P 1
Continuing Professional Development • ‘a range of learning activities through which professionals maintain and develop throughout their career to ensure that they retain their capacity to practice safely, effectively and legally within their evolving scope of practice’ • (AHP Project 2002)
What is a CPD Portfolio? • “a collection of evidence which demonstrates the continuing acquisition of skills, knowledge, attitudes, understanding and achievement. It is both retrospective and prospective as well as reflecting the current stage of development and activity of the individual”. • (Brown 1992)
Examples of why you should complete a portfolio • HPC requirements for re-registration • Evidence for KSF • Greater work satisfaction • Evaluating your career • Applying for a new post • Seeking enhanced grading • Seeking access to training • Recording new skills and experiences • Job evaluation
Standards for HPC CPD • A registrant must: • Maintain a continuous, up-to-date and accurate record of their CPD activities; • Demonstrate that their CPD activities are a mixture of learning activities relevant to current and future practice; • Seek to ensure that their CPD has contributed to the quality of their practice and service delivery; • Seek to ensure that their CPD benefits the service user; • Present a written profile containing evidence of their CPD on request. • www.hpc-uk.org
Links to KSF • KSF describes and defines the knowledge and skills which NHS staff need to apply in their work in order to deliver quality services. • E-KSF is an electronic version of KSF, which is an online tool which stores your PDP, CPD activities and links to your KSF dimensions.
What should you put in it? Self-assessment questionnaires Teaching Presentations Audits Research PDP/Appraisal Committee Meetings Job Description Clinical Supervision In-Services Feedback Student Education Reflective Practice CV Mandatory Training Course Certificates Additional Roles e.g. Stewards Critiques Journal Articles
Creating a Portfolio • Can include:- • Title Page • Index (what it contains in each section • Up to date CV • Current Job Description • Current PDP • Achievements (Certificates/project work etc) • Formal Learning – courses attended and your evaluation of their impact upon your practice • Informal Learning – your reflective learning – learning from your experience at work • In-service training – events you have attended, or organised, as well as teaching materials from in-services you have presented. • Mandatory Training – CPR, Manual handling, IT security • Teaching/Education – students, other staff etc.
Activities for CPD Portfolio • Work Based Learning • Self-Directed learning • Formal/Educational Learning • Professional Activities • Other!!!
Work Based Learning • Learning by doing • Case Studies • Reflective Practice • Audit • Discussions with colleagues • Work Shadowing • Journal Club or In-service training • Secondments or Job Rotation • Project Work • Significant analysis of events • Supervising staff or students
Self-Directed Learning • Reading journals or articles • Reviewing books or articles • Updating your knowledge through internet/TV etc • Keeping a file of your progress
Formal/Educational • Courses • Further education (e.g. paediatric modules/SVQ etc) • Research • Attending conferences • Writing articles or papers • Distance learning • Going on courses accredited by a professional body • Planning or running a course
Professional Activities • Involvement in a professional body • Membership of a special interest group • Lecturing or teaching • Mentoring • Being an examiner • Being an expert witness • Giving presentations at conference
Other • Public Service • Voluntary Work
Getting Started • List activities you have done in the last 5 days. • Which of these activities could be used as evidence of CPD • How would you record them.
Reflective Practice • “Professional activity in which the practitioner thinks critically about their practice and as a result may modify their action or behaviour and/or modify their learning needs” CSP 2005
Please remember • Reflective writing helps you to squeeze all the goodness out of your learning…
Reflective Questions • What did you do? • How did you do it? • Why did you it ? • How will you apply it?
We do CPD every week and we are often regularly reflecting on our practice • so • Evidence it!
Useful Websites • www.hpc-uk.org (useful for HPC CPD regulation) • www.flyingstart.scot.nhs.uk (useful resources for reflection tools etc) • www.nhsemployers.org (useful for KSF info)