Enabling Excellence: Autonomy and Accountability for Health and Social Care Staff – Department of Health (UK) – 16 February 2011

Posted on February 17, 2011. Filed under: Health Professions, Social Work, Workforce | Tags: |

Enabling Excellence: Autonomy and Accountability for Health and Social Care Staff – Department of Health (UK) – 16 February 2011
Pages: 31

“This Command Paper sets out the Government strategy for reforming and simplifying the system for regulating healthcare workers in the UK and social workers and social care workers in England.”

Proportionate health and social care worker regulation to protect the public – 16 February 2011 – Department of Health  – News Distribution Service

“The vast majority of those who work in health and social care are committed individuals with a strong sense of professionalism who aspire to deliver the highest standards. However, where there is poor practice or behaviour that presents a risk to the public, it is vital that swift action is taken, whether by employers, or by national regulatory bodies.
The system of professional regulation ensures high standards of practice and reassures the public that their health and social care needs are provided by qualified, properly vetted professionals.
 
However, the regulatory system is becoming increasingly complex and expensive and requires continual Government intervention to keep it up to date. The Government must move to a proportionate and effective system that imposes the least possible costs and complexity, while maintaining safety and confidence for patients, service users, carers and the wider public.”  …continues

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Credentialling Framework for New Zealand Health Professionals – July 2010

Posted on July 2, 2010. Filed under: Allied Health, Medicine, Nursing, Workforce | Tags: |

Ministry of Health 2010. The Credentialling Framework for New Zealand Health Professionals. Wellington: Ministry of Health

“Summary of publication

The Ministry of Health published the first national credentialling document in 2001. Its focus was on the credentialling of senior medical practitioners in secondary and tertiary services within a single service or facility.

This updated framework has a wider application. The credentialling process it details applies not only to medical practitioners but to all health professionals in all New Zealand health and disability services, both public and private.

ISBN numbers: 978-0-478-35939-8 (print) 978-0-478-35940-4 (online)

HP number: 5072

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Health Practitioner Regulation (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2010 – Parliamentary Library Bills Digest – 11 March

Posted on March 23, 2010. Filed under: Health Professions | Tags: , |

Health Practitioner Regulation (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2010 – Parliamentary Library Bills Digest – 11 March 2010, no. 132, 2009–10, ISSN 1328-8091
Dr Rhonda Jolly,  Social Policy Section

“Purpose
The purpose of the Health Practitioner Regulation (Consequential Amendments) Bill is to:
• provide for consequential amendments to Commonwealth legislation to recognise and support implementation of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS) for the Health Professions
• streamline processes involved in the recognition of doctors under the Health Insurance Act 1973 for the purpose of claiming Medicare.”

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The Senate: Community Affairs Legislation Committee – National registration and accreditation scheme for doctors and other health workers – August 2009

Posted on August 11, 2009. Filed under: Health Professions, Workforce | Tags: , , |

The Senate: Community Affairs Legislation Committee – National registration and accreditation scheme for doctors and and other health workers – August 2009
Commonwealth of Australia 2009
ISBN 978-1-74229-160-4

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UK Health Professions Council launch online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) presentation – June 2009

Posted on June 23, 2009. Filed under: Educ for Hlth Professions | Tags: , , , |

UK Health Professions Council launch online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) presentation [HPC is the regulatory body for Arts therapists, Biomedical scientists, Chiropodists/podiatrists, Clinical scientists, Dietitians, Occupational therapists, Operating department practitioners, Orthoptists, Paramedics, Physiotherapists, Prosthetists/orthotists, Radiographers, Speech and language therapists.  HPC requires registered practitioners to undertake CPD.]

“A new responsibility
Before 2005, you may have had to undertake CPD as part of your membership of your professional body, or by your employer, or another organisation. You may not have had to undertake CPD by any individual or organisation, but you may have been undertaking it anyway as part of your professional development. But before 2005, any CPD that you did was not linked to your registration with us.
Now that we have agreed our standards for CPD, it is an important part of your continuing registration. Our standards now mean that all health professionals must continue to develop their knowledge and skills while they are registered.”

CPD presentation launched online

The Health Professions Council (HPC) has now launched its Continuing Professional Development (CPD) presentation DVD online. The DVD which was originally launched on 1st May 2008 has been very successful and in high demand by registrants being audited for CPD.
The DVD was designed and produced to assist registrants with their understanding of the HPC requirements for CPD and prepare for the CPD audits by giving helpful tips. The DVD has received highly positive feedback from registrants which is why the HPC have now made this presentation available online.  …

The online CPD presentation has been timed to benefit those selected in the forthcoming CPD audits. As well as converting the content from DVD format to web, The HPC has also made every effort to ensure that it is as accessible as possible, both from a technical, and a disability point of view.
HPC’s CPD Communications Manager, Mark Potter said:
“With the DVD being so successful we thought the next natural progression would be to make it available to all our registrants online. This is a useful tool filled with helpful tips not only for our registrants but also for graduates preparing to join our Register.”
The presentation can be played from the existing CPD section of the HPC website. This can be found in the ‘registrants’ section, or by using the URL http://www.hpc-uk.org/cpd

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Review of Mutual Recognition Schemes [Australia]

Posted on April 8, 2009. Filed under: Health Professions, Workforce | Tags: , |

Review of Mutual Recognition Schemes – Research report released on 6 February 2009 from the Productivity Commission

The Mutual Recognition Agreement and the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement are innovative mechanisms for reducing the costs of regulatory differences among Australian jurisdictions and between Australia and New Zealand.
In this second five yearly review of the schemes, the Commission found that the schemes had brought benefits through increased mobility of labour and merchandise, but that there remained scope to further enhance their operations. Key areas are: bringing greater certainty to the way the schemes operate in relation to occupations; and facilitating interactions between regulators, governments, tribunals and the public.

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