This eBite contains downloadable copies of CSP(2011) Physiotherapy Framework & a set of CPD tools that will help you record, evaluate & evidence the development of physiotherapy values, behaviours, knowledge & skills over time.
The CPD in Practice series was developed in response to member requests for easy-to-read information and guidance about practical aspects of CPD.
HCPC registration is a legal requirement for physiotherapists working in the UK. It applies whether the physiotherapist is employed, self-employed or providing physiotherapy in a voluntary capacity. Physiotherapy registrants will be invited to renew their registration between 1 February & 30 April 2018. As part of that renewal process 2.5% of physiotherapy registrants will be randomly selected to participate in the HCPC’s CPD audit.
This eBite is presented as an activity calendar that will help you prepare for HCPC registration renewal and CPD audit which opens on 1 February 2018.
This calendar contains a collection of bite-sized chunks of information/activities to promote your CPD
This eBite contains 13 case studies from CSP members with disabilities. Each case study describes the members' conditions, its impact on their working life, adjustments made and their advice to others. You will also find self-reflective questions with each study for your review.
Once you have completed the programme/conference/placement which was partly or wholly funded by the CSP Charitable Trust's Education Awards Panel, please complete the evaluation survey on this page.
This eBite on Getting Started - First Steps for Safety Reps is designed for use by newly elected CSP safety reps. It provides a step by step guide on what to do after being elected as a safety rep, including an introduction to the role, the rights reps have, and where to get support
This eBite on Getting Started - First Steps for Stewards is designed for use by newly elected CSP stewards. It provides a step by step guide on what to do after being elected as a steward, including an introduction to the role, the rights stewards have, and where stewards can get support.
The PrBL calendar will be releasing a bite-sized chunk of information, examples of practice and an activity focused around practice-based learning every day through September. The calendar is designed to:
This section of the Learning Hub contains eBites to support members in capturing their thoughts, and allow for reflection on issues relating to patient needs, service delivery and workforce capacity and how they affect Staffing Evaluation System for Leaders [SESL]. The resources have been designed to be used when completing the SESL decision support tool
How long will it take to complete? This is highly variable and will depend on how familiar the user is with workforce planning and development; the amount of detailed thinking time they wish to allocate to the tasks and whether they make use of the e-Bite learning materials. Both the SESL tool and e-Bite learning materials have been designed to allow for users to partially complete the different stages and return to them at a later time.
Where to find the tool and how to navigate within it - Instructions on how to access and complete the SESL tool are available via the video link
What is the SESL decision support tool?
The purpose of the staffing evaluation system for leaders (SESL) decision support tool is to assist members in appraising staffing levels to deliver a safe and effective service. The style of the tool is aimed to support the individual to further develop their skilled judgement, evaluation and critical thinking. The output of the tool is a repeatable dashboard, along with feedback and suggested actions
There is an increasing focus on safe and effective staffing levels within the context of the post-Francis agenda, increasing financial constraint, rising expectations and demand, and a determination to achieve more effective approaches to workforce planning and development. In addition, in Dec. 2017 Health Education England launched a draft consultation for health and care workforce, the first in 25 years. The Scottish Government is expected to produce guidance on safe nursing staffing levels in 2018, whilst Wales has already enacted effective staffing levels for nursing in 2016.
Of central importance is that patients and their relatives and carers can be assured that care is of a consistently good quality, does not compromise individuals’ safety or dignity, and is delivered with compassion - regardless of sector or setting and in spite of financial constraint at a time of increasing demand. Staffing levels are a significant element in providing this assurance. However, they cannot be addressed in isolation from other factors, and they cannot be calculated through partial, short-term or prescriptive approaches to staffing resources which assume workforce needs are the same across settings and service delivery models.
This eBite offers information and resources linked with patient need to help you to consider
- the implications of future patient need and demand for physiotherapy services and staffing evaluation system for leaders [SESL].
- the effect of local demographic data and future physiotherapy services
- local priorities set within strategic documents in terms of patient need and reflect on the enablers, barriers and solutions linked to these priorities
- effects of patient experience on physiotherapy service design
This eBite offers information and resources linked with service delivery to help you
- initiate critical conversations about service design and SESL for your area of work
- review the commissioned physiotherapy service and assess blocks within the service
- consider implications of potential changes in physiotherapy service delivery using a flow chart.
- take initial steps towards quality improvement for future service redesign.
This eBite offers information and resources linked to the inter-relationships between workforce capacity, service development and patient needs. The aims are to facilitate
- Reflection on tools used to determine whether physiotherapy workforce capacity is meeting current patient need
- Critical evaluation of gaps and identification of solutions relating to workforce capacity within the physiotherapy service
- Review of on the association between staff contribution to service development and meeting patient need
This is a free eBite open to all CSP Members which introduces the field of Occupational Health. It provides an insight into the individual and organisational benefits of OH services, what working in OH may entail, who’s who in Occupational Health alongside values and partnerships, benefits to business and quality assurance. A must for all physiotherapists who wish to learn more about work and health and those considering specialising in this field of work.
Completion time 1 hour (plus suggested 3.5 hours for additional reading and quiz)
Module 2: Report Writing and the Fitnote
This eBite is free to all ACPOHE members. It provides an overview of the Occupational Health Referral and Consultation Process, Guidance on Occupational Health Report Writing and support on how to use the AHP Fitnote. This module will help support all physiotherapists with report writing skills and help improve your understanding of physiotherapists can become involved is using Fitness for Work Reports in clinics or Occupational Health Settings.
Completion time 2 hours (plus suggested 2 hours for additional reading)
A further 6 modules provides all the ‘Essential’ knowledge required by physiotherapists interested in working in Occupational Health. Whilst this is an Introductory Course it provides a stimulating and active learning environment to equip you with the skills to work in Occupational Health or to address ‘work’ as an outcome more effectively whatever your current role. The remaining modules are listed below:
o Module 3: Law and Occupational Health
o Module 4: Occupational Epidemiology
o Module 5: Understanding Behaviour at Work
o Module 6: Risk Assessment and Management
Successful completion of all 9 modules, including coursework and assignment is required for ‘Technical Membership’ of ACPOHE and will show you have gained competency to at least a Level B of ACPOHE Competency Framework. Cost £250 which includes marking of assignment.
40 hours - estimated completion time of all 9 Modules, including supporting exercises and reading 10-15 hours - estimated completion of course assignment.
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