The Knowledge for Healthcare CPD group have published a brief overview of the programme for 2019-20. During the last year there were over 90 CPD events taking place across England. Some of these were organised at a national level whilst others were provided regionally. The events covered a wide range of topics as illustrated below.
Feedback from events was positive and provided evidence that all levels of staff were participating in the programme.
Plans for 2020-21
The CPD group were planning the programme for 2020-21 when COVID-19 struck. In response to this they provided a variety of virtual courses on critical appraisal, resilience, supporting staff, facilitating virtual meetings, and delivering virtual training.
As things begin to settle down the CPD group is now working on the programme for the remainder of the year. Using information from the 2019 Development Needs Survey, the group is planning events around topics including emerging technologies, literature searching and information retrieval, and equality, diversity and inclusion.
A virtual library assistant study day is planned for the autumn and a nine-month Senior Leadership course is currently being finalised. This will run virtually and will start in October 2020. Places on this will be advertised in the next few weeks via the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list and the Knowledge Service Briefings
Work is under way on how to raise awareness of self-directed learning materials for the workforce. The move to a new website will provide an opportunity to review and refresh the Learning Zone . The group is currently considering the best way forward for this resource.
If you have any questions or suggestions for development activities, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the group.
Holly Case Wyatt – HEE London and HEE South East (Kent, Surrey and Sussex)
Sarah Lewis – HEE South West and HEE South East (Thames Valley and Wessex)
Catherine McLaren – HEE East of England and HEE Midlands
Gil Young – HEE North East and Yorkshire and HEE North West
The Knowledge for Healthcare CPD Group