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Knowledge for Healthcare CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Programme

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 lksmanagersengland@libraryservices.nhs.uk 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.

CPD Contacts

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
July 2020

Knowvember: honing your skills

Now we’re at the end of Knowvember I thought it would be a good moment to remind you of all the great resources we have via the Learning Zone and Knowledge Management sections of this blog to help you hone your KM skills or revisit some of the basics. There are resources to help you with searching, synthesis and critical appraisal.

If you want to support your organisation and your colleagues in mobilising evidence and knowledge then remember the NHS Knowledge Mobilisation Framework Postcards and the Knowledge Mobilisation Framework programme are designed for a general audience plus we have the Evidence and Knowledge Self-assessment Tool.

If you haven’t already done so sign up for the CILIP Knowledge & Information Management Special Interest Group (K&IM) and for our new KM community of practice which is a lively discussion group.

David Stewart
Workforce Planning and Development Workstream lead.

What do I do now if I want a library apprentice?

The answer is: you may need to wait for developments in 2017 to start planning.

The original apprenticeship framework for Libraries, Archives, Records and Information Management Services (England) ceases in October 2017. In theory you can still use that framework, however the government funding model for apprenticeships changes in April 2017 to a levy system and the new levy funds will not be available to fund the existing framework. The library apprenticeship framework is appropriate for a variety of information and service related roles, including library assistants and archivists. It is aimed at level three and so includes some entry level management and co-ordination skills. The reality is that very few colleges or centres offer it. You will need to liaise with your learning and development department and local providers.

Apprenticeship frameworks are being replaced by apprenticeship standards, which are designed by employers. Detailed information about the new apprenticeship standards is available from https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships or a summary can be found here http://www.cityandguilds.com/apprenticeships

Starting in March 2017 CILIP, the association for library and information professionals, will facilitate the development of new apprenticeship standards by employers of library and knowledge management staff in many sectors. The Knowledge for Healthcare workforce planning and development workstream is involved, and will identify the library skills required for the NHS, and what needs to be included in the standards from our perspective.

All the above links (and more) are available on the Learning Zone under Apprenticeships and will be kept updated as developments progress.

Jenny Turner
ESHT Library Services Manager and Conquest Education Centre Manager
East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
jenny.turner2@nhs.net