Moving forward with healthcare support workforce regulation – a scoping review: evidence, questions, risks and options – King’s College London – July 2010

Posted on August 12, 2010. Filed under: Nursing, Workforce | Tags: |

Moving forward with healthcare support workforce regulation – a scoping review: evidence, questions, risks and options – King’s College London – July 2010

“This research paper presents the findings of a commissioned project on the regulation of healthcare support workers. The objectives of this research project were to assess the evidence of risk presented by an unregulated healthcare support workforce; identify key questions to be addressed in developing models of regulation and make recommendations for further work in moving regulation forwards.”

Nursing and Midwifery Council – news

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CDC/CSTE Development of Applied Epidemiology Competencies – November 2008

Posted on August 2, 2009. Filed under: Workforce | Tags: , , , |

CDC/CSTE Development of Applied Epidemiology Competencies – November 2008
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE)  Р[US]

“CSTE and CDC are pleased to release a newly developed toolkit to help epidemiologists and other public health practitioners understand and incorporate the CDC/CSTE Competencies for Applied Epidemiologists in Governmental Public Health Agencies (AECs) into everyday practice. The toolkit includes the following items:

* Complete AECs document
* Preface document and Short Summaries of the AECs
* Informational brochure
* Competency evaluation forms
* Sample position descriptions
* CD that includes an interactive quiz and an informational PowerPoint presentation

We encourage individual epidemiologists, public health agencies, and academic centers to use the competencies and contents of the toolkit and to move with us toward a common goal of improving epidemiologic practice. We will publish additional information about the competencies, including tools and documentation to support their use,on this  and on the CDC website.

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Nursing competence: what are we assessing and how should it be measured? – Policy + briefing from King’s College London – 18 June 2009

Posted on June 24, 2009. Filed under: Nursing | Tags: |

Nursing competence: what are we assessing and how should it be measured? – Policy + briefing from King’s College London – 18 June 2009

Developing and assessing competence are high on the current nursing agenda. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is developing new pre-registration competencies to meet changing healthcare priorities; work proceeds apace on developing competencies for post-registration specialties; and policies for nursing careers advocate progression through demonstration of competency linked to the Agenda for Change banding. This Policy+ highlights challenges for nursing practice, education and management.

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