#WeDNs - Wednesday 31st August 2016 8pm (GMT Standard Time) CPD and post registration education for community nurses

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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is an important part of every professional's career and is an ongoing process. In nursing the NMC Code (2015)and the revalidation process are explicit in the importance of CPD. While the purpose of the revised code is ultimately to protect the public, the code also supports the registered professional in relation to accountability and responsibility. Revalidation provides the opportunity for reflection upon practices against the NMC code and identifies that continuing professional development is an essential requirement for all nurses. It is a requirement that within a three-year period every nurse has a minimum of 35 hours CPD of which 20 must be participatory.

 

CPD can be considered on many levels and offers an opportunity for personalised learning but also in many cases it supports the priorities and workforce needs within organizations. For some nurses working in the community this will involve activities such as using protected learning time in practice to explore a significant event, undertaking personal reflection and for others engaging in Twitter and online networks can be seen to contribute to CPD(Morley & Chinn, 2015).  Others will undertake formal learning, which may involve undertaking a stand-alone module at a University such as wound care or palliative care and others progress to undertaking a post registration degree such as district nursing to gain a promoted post. This chat will explore the opportunities for CPD in the community and will consider the following questions: 

  • What CPD opportunities are available in your organization for community staff nurses?

  • What CPD opportunities are available for District Nurses?

  • What does CPD look like for you?

  • Have you a CPD plan?

  • How is your area of practice supporting revalidation and the CPD requirements?

  • What support it available to you if you choose to undertake formal learning?

  • Is experiential learning valued by you and your employer

  • Who funds CPD in your area?

  • What are the challenges and facilitators to accessing CPD?


References

Moorley, C. and Chinn, T. (2015) ‘Using social media for continuousprofessional development’. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 71 pp. 713-717.

 

Nursing and Midwifery Council. 2015. TheCode: professional standards of practice and behavior for nurses and midwives. London:NMC.

 

Nursing and Midwifery Council. 2015.Revalidation.[online] Available at: http://revalidation.nmc.org.uk/

 

Further Reading

Royal College of Nursing: https://www.rcn.org.uk/professional-development/revalidation

WeCommunities: http://wecommunities.org/



 





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@WeDistrictNurse
31 August 2016 20:00
#wedns hi all give us a wave
@davidpugh25
31 August 2016 20:01
@WeDistrictNurse Good Evening from Bristol #weDNs
@Helenakelly73
31 August 2016 20:01
Evening from auld reekie???? #wedns
@WeDistrictNurse
31 August 2016 20:02
@davidpugh25 hi David, good you can join us #wedns
@HeatherBain9
31 August 2016 20:02
Hi from Aberdeen #wedns
@rayment_sue
31 August 2016 20:02
Hello from Northampton #weDNs
@brianlynn29
31 August 2016 20:02
@WeDistrictNurse hi Lynn here waving from the north east of Scotland ?????? #wedns
@WeDistrictNurse
31 August 2016 20:03
Anyone else joining us to discuss CPD as a community nurse ? #wedns
@WeDistrictNurse
31 August 2016 20:03
@Helenakelly73 #wedns can you tell us that in English ??
@Helenakelly73
31 August 2016 20:04
Hi Susan remember the #weDNs https://twitter.com/susanerobertson/status/771060333544869888
@AgencyNurse
31 August 2016 20:04
Just lurking #wedns https://twitter.com/wedistrictnurse/status/771060848991342593
@WeDistrictNurse
31 August 2016 20:05
Ok let's start with staff nurses... What is available in your area to support staff nurse's CPD #wedns
@Helenakelly73
31 August 2016 20:05
@WeDistrictNurse sorry Edinburgh! #weDNs
@Helenakelly73
31 August 2016 20:05
@SusanJo161274 now Susan and use #weDNs
@WeNurses
31 August 2016 20:05
Just starting now via #wedns https://twitter.com/wedistrictnurse/status/771061292337664000
@WeDistrictNurse
31 August 2016 20:06
@AgencyNurse #wedns lurkers welcome, and interested in all perspectives
@davidpugh25
31 August 2016 20:06
@WeDistrictNurse Number of courses at local university and we also offer fast track opportunity to complete DN course #wedns
@WeDistrictNurse
31 August 2016 20:08
#wedns do all staff nurses prefer formal learning , https://twitter.com/davidpugh25/status/771061659892871168
@WeDistrictNurse
31 August 2016 20:08
#wedns do all staff nurses engage in this formal learning https://twitter.com/davidpugh25/status/771061659892871168
@Helenakelly73
31 August 2016 20:08
@davidpugh25 @WeDistrictNurse how does that work David? #weDNs
@davidpugh25
31 August 2016 20:09
@WeDistrictNurse Also offer comp framework and opportunity to interface with our community matrons to gain long term condition exp #wedns
@HeatherBain9
31 August 2016 20:09
In my area it's variable some CPD modules popular others stick to in house opportunities #wedns
@WeDistrictNurse
31 August 2016 20:10
This sounds interesting is this attached to accredited learning #wedns https://twitter.com/davidpugh25/status/771062370370281472
@WeDistrictNurse
31 August 2016 20:10
RT @Helenakelly73: @davidpugh25 @WeDistrictNurse how does that work David? #weDNs
@WeDistrictNurse
31 August 2016 20:11
what does that involve susan #wedns https://twitter.com/SusanJo161274/status/771062328704008192
@WeNurses
31 August 2016 20:11
RT @WeDistrictNurse: This sounds interesting is this attached to accredited learning #wedns https://twitter.com/davidpugh25/status/771062370370281472
@davidpugh25
31 August 2016 20:12
@Helenakelly73 @WeDistrictNurse Our DN course is modular so we offer the opportunity to complete the course over 2 yrs #wedns
@SusanJo161274
31 August 2016 20:13
Glasgow Clinical Research Facility - Education Unit Home Page#weDNs for those interested in research http://www.glasgowcrf-education.org/
@WeDistrictNurse
31 August 2016 20:13
Interesting sue remember and use #wedns https://twitter.com/rayment_sue/status/771062742681808900
@WeDistrictNurse
31 August 2016 20:13
So is CPD a different model for district nurses #wedns
@susanerobertson
31 August 2016 20:13
@SusanJo161274 Think thats very variable. Haven't seen it used in practice much in my area, unfortunately. Other than flying start #wedns
@WeDistrictNurse
31 August 2016 20:14
#wedns. So do some staff nurses do modules as stand alone with a longer term aim https://twitter.com/davidpugh25/status/771063183708676096
@AgencyNurse
31 August 2016 20:15
RT @WeDistrictNurse: #wedns. So do some staff nurses do modules as stand alone with a longer term aim https://twitter.com/davidpugh25/status/771063183708676096
@Helenakelly73
31 August 2016 20:15
Some areas have specific staff nurse development programmes #wedns
@WeDistrictNurse
31 August 2016 20:15
#wedns can you explain flying start for our English colleagues https://twitter.com/susanerobertson/status/771063448914493440
@rayment_sue
31 August 2016 20:16
#weDNs https://twitter.com/rayment_sue/status/771063946354778115
@davidpugh25
31 August 2016 20:16
@WeDistrictNurse @Helenakelly73 Yes can complete for professional development i.e pain management, care of the dying patient #wedns
@WeDistrictNurse
31 August 2016 20:16
#wedns are these aimed at the community nurse or generic to all? https://twitter.com/helenakelly73/status/771063854058999808
@WeDistrictNurse
31 August 2016 20:16
Such low numbers Sue will that meet the demands on service?#wedns https://twitter.com/rayment_sue/status/771063946354778115
@Helenakelly73
31 August 2016 20:18
@WeDistrictNurse #wedns Community
@rgumscanp
31 August 2016 20:18
#wedns we find many staff nurses do a couple of cpd modules and then enter a DN programme #fasttrack
@rayment_sue
31 August 2016 20:18
@WeDistrictNurse @davidpugh25 @Helenakelly73 #weDNs No we need so many more and have B6's without DN SPQ
@SusanJo161274
31 August 2016 20:18
adapted for use in my area of practice and includes palliative care training, record keeping and documentation, @susanerobertson #weDNs
@susanerobertson
31 August 2016 20:18
@WeDistrictNurse I completed first qualified year in England so never completed it https://t.co/4ySGKwA7mF looks a great foundation #wedns
@Helenakelly73
31 August 2016 20:19
@davidpugh25 @WeDistrictNurse #wedns is that at masters level study David?
@WeDistrictNurse
31 August 2016 20:19
#wedns does this meet service needs https://twitter.com/rayment_sue/status/771064139150155776
@susanerobertson
31 August 2016 20:19
@SusanJo161274 be interested to see it just for my own interest :) #weDNs
@WeDistrictNurse
31 August 2016 20:20
So on an individual level do you all have CPD plans? #wedns
@davidpugh25
31 August 2016 20:20
@Helenakelly73 @WeDistrictNurse It's been offered at Msc and Bsc currently but I think this may change #wedns
@susanerobertson
31 August 2016 20:21
@WeDistrictNurse I've never had anything truly formalised and set it stone but I have my own visions and goals for my career #wedns
@Helenakelly73
31 August 2016 20:21
@davidpugh25 @WeDistrictNurse #wedns all to masters?
@davidpugh25
31 August 2016 20:22
@WeDistrictNurse Yes goals are set at annual performance appraisal and reviewed @ interim reviews #wedns
@rayment_sue
31 August 2016 20:22
@WeDistrictNurse #weDNs No. Currently struggling with leadership releasing these 3 & ensure they benefit from supernumerary status
@HeatherBain9
31 August 2016 20:22
#wedns I should hope so ;) District nursing is an advanced level of practice that reflect masters level thinking https://twitter.com/davidpugh25/status/771065057526550528
@WeDistrictNurse
31 August 2016 20:23
#wedns who else has this embedded I appraisal processes https://t.co/hNky62MRRX
@rayment_sue
31 August 2016 20:24
@WeDistrictNurse #weDNs Yes: annual appraisals and during 1:1's
@WeNurses
31 August 2016 20:24
RT @HeatherBain9: #wedns I should hope so ;) District nursing is an advanced level of practice that reflect masters level thinking https:…
@Helenakelly73
31 August 2016 20:25
@rayment_sue @WeDistrictNurse #wedns there is no consistency across the uk re supernumerary status, some do some don't!
@brianlynn29
31 August 2016 20:25
@WeDistrictNurse yes discuss at yearly reviews & at discussion with team leader #wedns
@SusanJo161274
31 August 2016 20:26
One to one PDP sessions and staff meetings #wedns
@Helenakelly73
31 August 2016 20:26
In practice cod plans were very much left to the individual own time and own funding #wedns
@WeDistrictNurse
31 August 2016 20:27
So how is your area supporting revalidation and CPD requirements #wedns
@Helenakelly73
31 August 2016 20:27
In practice CPD plans left very much to the individual often in own time and self funding #wedns
@brianlynn29
31 August 2016 20:27
@WeDistrictNurse ours is eksf electronic knowledge & skills framework where we carry out mandatory modules or chosen ones #wedns
@JackieSmith_nmc
31 August 2016 20:28
RT @WeDistrictNurse: So how is your area supporting revalidation and CPD requirements #wedns
@susanerobertson
31 August 2016 20:28
Be interested to see how many talks, 1:1's and CPD plans are actually fulfilled or the reasons why they aren't met #wedns
@rayment_sue
31 August 2016 20:28
@Helenakelly73 @WeDistrictNurse #weDNs I agree but think best learning if supernumerary status can be achieved: backfill recruitment hard
@WeDistrictNurse
31 August 2016 20:30
#wedns do we all have this view? https://twitter.com/rayment_sue/status/771067165583745028
@rayment_sue
31 August 2016 20:31
@WeDistrictNurse #weDNs Encouraging nurses to keep feedback, use incidents for reflective accounts as they go along and record CPD
@Helenakelly73
31 August 2016 20:32
Had educational sessions from the organisation for revalidation, just revalidated actually found the NMC online resources the best #wedns
@WeDistrictNurse
31 August 2016 20:32
Can anyone add to this #wedns https://twitter.com/susanerobertson/status/771067111598858241
@susanerobertson
31 August 2016 20:32
@WeDistrictNurse YES! Just finishing SPQ & couldn't have done it without (mostly) supernumerary status! #wedns
@evmcelhinney
31 August 2016 20:32
#wedns just lurking and listening at mo.....
@brianlynn29
31 August 2016 20:32
@WeDistrictNurse just had a team development day today, organised training such as language line, guest speakers at meetings #wedns
@rayment_sue
31 August 2016 20:33
@WeDistrictNurse #weDNs Sharing CPD opportunities I find on Twitter. Encourage use of student tariff for attending CPD
@Helenakelly73
31 August 2016 20:33
@rayment_sue @WeDistrictNurse #wedns definitely reflect using the NMC template regularly to save last minute cram
@RivkahMiar
31 August 2016 20:33
@WeDistrictNurse @davidpugh25 Sorry just joining. We have it embedded & mapped to the NMC standards of competence #wedns
@Helenakelly73
31 August 2016 20:34
@rayment_sue @WeDistrictNurse #wedns I used my Twitter activity as evidence for CPD and reflected on a chat
@rayment_sue
31 August 2016 20:34
@WeDistrictNurse @Helenakelly73 #weDNs So many people dropped out of our 2 year modular course due to stress of caseload and support of team
@SusanJo161274
31 August 2016 20:36
Just coming to the end of sPQ and was lucky to receive supernumerary status but not everyone I studied with had the same opportunity #wedns
@susanerobertson
31 August 2016 20:36
@rayment_sue @WeDistrictNurse @Helenakelly73 that's really sad to hear. I know I was lucky with support & plan to always pay it back #wedns
@SusanJo161274
31 August 2016 20:37
Team leader available for revaluation support, NMC online and organisational awareness sessions and support #wedns
@SusanJo161274
31 August 2016 20:37
Have 2 yrs till revaluation but using templates as I go #wedns
@HeatherBain9
31 August 2016 20:37
#wedns I think we have to move away from supernumerary and look at workbased learning assessed in practice https://twitter.com/rayment_sue/status/771067165583745028
@WeDistrictNurse
31 August 2016 20:38
#wedns is this the case in other areas https://twitter.com/rayment_sue/status/771068788435513344
@WeDistrictNurse
31 August 2016 20:39
So what support is available for those that choose formal learning? #weDNs
@Helenakelly73
31 August 2016 20:39
@SusanJo161274 good plan strongly recommend! #wedns
@WeDistrictNurse
31 August 2016 20:40
What do others think of this #weDNs ? https://twitter.com/heatherbain9/status/771069453438189568
@WeDistrictNurse
31 August 2016 20:40
Is experiential learning valued by you and your employer? Does this equate to work based learning? #weDNs
@SusanJo161274
31 August 2016 20:40
RT @WeDistrictNurse: #wedns is this the case in other areas https://twitter.com/rayment_sue/status/771068788435513344
@HeatherBain9
31 August 2016 20:41
RT @susanerobertson: @WeDistrictNurse YES! Just finishing SPQ & couldn't have done it without (mostly) supernumerary status! #wedns
@davidpugh25
31 August 2016 20:41
@WeDistrictNurse Apologies I'm back ?? #wedns
@Helenakelly73
31 August 2016 20:41
@WeDistrictNurse #wedns experience from practice was own time and seek own funding luckily qnis supported me with some funding v grateful
@RivkahMiar
31 August 2016 20:42
@WeDistrictNurse @HeatherBain9 #wedns Does anyone have practice based teachers like the old clinical tutor?
@brianlynn29
31 August 2016 20:42
@WeDistrictNurse sometimes post reg funding & if u choose CPT training u are supervised #wedns
@WeDistrictNurse
31 August 2016 20:42
RT @RivkahMiar: @WeDistrictNurse @HeatherBain9 #wedns Does anyone have practice based teachers like the old clinical tutor?
@susanerobertson
31 August 2016 20:42
@HeatherBain9 Would be great but my PT is already juggling two/three SPQ students and a trainee PT. need more resources all round #wedns
@davidpugh25
31 August 2016 20:43
@WeDistrictNurse Exploration of funding opportunities and associated study time #weDNs
@SusanJo161274
31 August 2016 20:44
I think more PTs would be needed to facilitate this #wedns
@davidpugh25
31 August 2016 20:44
@RivkahMiar @WeDistrictNurse @HeatherBain9 we have recently appointed 2 clinical supervisors to lead on competency work #weDNs
@HeatherBain9
31 August 2016 20:44
#wedns from experience and doctoral research the practice teacher is the key to facilitate learning in practice https://twitter.com/rivkahmiar/status/771070554384297984
@WeNurses
31 August 2016 20:44
RT @Helenakelly73: @WeDistrictNurse #wedns experience from practice was own time and seek own funding luckily qnis supported me with some f…
@WeNurses
31 August 2016 20:44
RT @WeDistrictNurse: Is experiential learning valued by you and your employer? Does this equate to work based learning? #weDNs
@brianlynn29
31 August 2016 20:45
@RivkahMiar @WeDistrictNurse @HeatherBain9 yes only when I was on placement, however I'm lucky she is still a great support to me #wedns
@RivkahMiar
31 August 2016 20:45
RT @HeatherBain9: #wedns from experience and doctoral research the practice teacher is the key to facilitate learning in practice https://…
@davidpugh25
31 August 2016 20:45
@HeatherBain9 @RivkahMiar @WeDistrictNurse We have also just reintroduced the community practice teacher role for DN students #wedns
@HeatherBain9
31 August 2016 20:45
@susanerobertson #weDNs so moving away from placements to workbased learning does this not remove one hurdle?
@brianlynn29
31 August 2016 20:45
RT @HeatherBain9: #wedns from experience and doctoral research the practice teacher is the key to facilitate learning in practice https://…
@rayment_sue
31 August 2016 20:45
@WeDistrictNurse #weDNs Yes but it is hard to support with work based experiential learning when demands exceed capacity: needs to change!
@evmcelhinney
31 August 2016 20:46
Oops #weDNs https://twitter.com/kalipizzaro/status/771071157093167104
@HeatherBain9
31 August 2016 20:46
#weDNs this sounds like interesting work https://twitter.com/davidpugh25/status/771071162621231104
@susanerobertson
31 August 2016 20:47
@HeatherBain9 I don't understand how this wouldn't remove the need for practice teachers? I worked independently and she supported #wedns
@RivkahMiar
31 August 2016 20:47
@davidpugh25 @WeDistrictNurse @HeatherBain9 We've raised adding skills gap 2 risk register as well as vacancies so it can b addressed #wedns
@evmcelhinney
31 August 2016 20:47
#weDNs sorry that should be or could it be other DN not necessarily PT if not SPQ? https://twitter.com/kalipizzaro/status/771071157093167104
@davidpugh25
31 August 2016 20:47
@HeatherBain9 @RivkahMiar @WeDistrictNurse Yes it's to support all clinical staff with comp and sign off and is working really well #weDNs
@rayment_sue
31 August 2016 20:48
@RivkahMiar @WeDistrictNurse #weDNs We have created a Clinical DN teacher post to support teams with newly qualified nurses: in development
@RivkahMiar
31 August 2016 20:48
RT @rayment_sue: @RivkahMiar @WeDistrictNurse #weDNs We have created a Clinical DN teacher post to support teams with newly qualified nurse…
@HeatherBain9
31 August 2016 20:48
Practice teacher role crucial but if students not removed from workplace a different approach could be taken #wedns https://twitter.com/susanerobertson/status/771071820325916672
@HeatherBain9
31 August 2016 20:50
#wedns why can we not move to what advanced nurse practitioners do? https://t.co/CUc8FWWllZ
@WeDistrictNurse
31 August 2016 20:50
So funds CPD in your area #weDNs
@davidpugh25
31 August 2016 20:51
@WeDistrictNurse @HeatherBain9 Our DN students are no longer supernumerary so we are already looking at work based opportunities #weDNs
@evmcelhinney
31 August 2016 20:51
#wedns think we are talking same thing here @HeatherBain9 ? https://twitter.com/heatherbain9/status/771072587296305152
@brianlynn29
31 August 2016 20:51
@HeatherBain9 what do anp's do ? #wedns
@HeatherBain9
31 August 2016 20:52
#wedns be careful how you verbalise that to meet NMC requirements ?? https://t.co/WFra9AtYJo
@brianlynn29
31 August 2016 20:53
@WeDistrictNurse my uni @RGUNursing offers 20% discount if u have studied previously & can apply to health board for post reg #wedns
@HeatherBain9
31 August 2016 20:53
Knew you would agree ?? need to get DN colleagues to move away from SPQ #wedns https://twitter.com/kalipizzaro/status/771072951416487941
@rayment_sue
31 August 2016 20:54
@HeatherBain9 @susanerobertson #weDNs Our students working supernumerary in a different team so still in clinical practice & studying
@brianlynn29
31 August 2016 20:54
@Kalipizzaro @HeatherBain9 @WeDistrictNurse that would be valuable #wedns
@HeatherBain9
31 August 2016 20:55
#wedns advanced nurse practitioners is a level of practice (masters) often conversations focus on clinical pillar https://t.co/wguLOClnUF
@davidpugh25
31 August 2016 20:55
@HeatherBain9 @WeDistrictNurse Thanks Heather, I meant in the sense of attending university full time #wedns
@rayment_sue
31 August 2016 20:55
@HeatherBain9 @Kalipizzaro #weDNs Our 3 DN SPQ students will be set up for Advanced practice on completion: already applying for roles
@rgumscanp
31 August 2016 20:56
#wedns that's how many boards address it, ensures they have student status https://twitter.com/rayment_sue/status/771073594491371520
@evmcelhinney
31 August 2016 20:56
They don't tend to they are part time #weDNs https://twitter.com/davidpugh25/status/771073984255365120
@rayment_sue
31 August 2016 20:56
@WeDistrictNurse #weDNs LBR funding for locally agreed priorities
@WeDistrictNurse
31 August 2016 20:57
Not long left anything else you want to add #weDNs
@WeDistrictNurse
31 August 2016 20:57
#wedns https://twitter.com/SuptKevPurcell/status/771074281858007040
@evmcelhinney
31 August 2016 20:58
#weDNs many joining my @MScAdvPractGCU MSc to do dissertation https://twitter.com/rayment_sue/status/771074048730263552
@WeDistrictNurse
31 August 2016 20:58
Small group but some interesting points raised. #weDNs
@davidpugh25
31 August 2016 20:59
@WeDistrictNurse wow that hour went quick sorry I had to leave for a short time half way through, great chat thank you #wedns
@WeDistrictNurse
31 August 2016 20:59
Thanks everyone for contributing , look out for next chat #weDNs
@WeDistrictNurse
31 August 2016 20:59
#wedns https://twitter.com/alana_hunter/status/771074308089192448
@davidpugh25
31 August 2016 20:59
RT @WeDistrictNurse: Thanks everyone for contributing , look out for next chat #weDNs




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