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Team are on a CPD mission for local healthcare practitioners

Date 31.03.2021

Making sure county healthcare practitioners receive comprehensive, cost-effective professional development opportunities is part of a new University-led project.

‘Converting willingness to engagement’ is spearheaded by academics in the Faculty of Health, Education and Society and led by Dr Tracey Redwood, Associate Professor.

The aim of the project is to help address the needs of the health workforce in achieving Continuous Practice Development (CPD) by supporting and assisting them with their professional pathway.

As part pf this project and following a series of focus groups, the team have announced the dates for two ‘Clinical Career Clinics’ for postgraduate-level health professionals within Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire trusts.

The clinics will be held on Wednesday 28 April (12-2pm) and Thursday 29 April (5-7pm) and will be tailored to trusts’ and practitioner requirements.

Dr Redwood said: “Despite the pandemic restrictions, over the last few months we have undertaken detailed focus group discussions and engaged our students to gain valuable feedback to inform the second phase of the project, our virtual career clinics.

“We are now set to deliver two dedicated ‘career clinics’ for postgraduate health professionals across our county who want to take the next step in their careers and need information, signposting and support from those who have taken the same journey. We look forward to welcoming them and helping them on their way.”

For further information about the clinics and to reserve a space at one of the clinics, email: UONhealthcpd@northampton.ac.uk 

Take a look at relevant CPD health courses at the University of Northampton.

For further information about the project check out the team’s blog.