On 07/06/16 Sarah hosted #OTalk on Twitter 'How to make the most out of your attendance at the 40th College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference Harrogate 28/6/16. To see the online transcript click here or for pdf of transcript click here
On 2/2/16 Sarah, with Deb lurking, hosted #OTalk on Twitter 'When does Routine Work Activity Become Continuing Professional Development? The tweet chat was based on the poster we presented at the College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference 2015. Information about the the chat can be found here: #OTalk Online transcript from HealthCare Hashtags PDF of #otalk transcript from 2/2/16
In 2016: Our poster 'Are you and your team really engaging in Continuing Professional Development' was presented at the 40th College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference in Harrogate in June 2016 and in November 2016 at the School of Healthcare Sciences PGR Symposium at Cardiff University. We are very happy to have received the award for Best Poster Presentation at both. There is additional information regarding CPD engagement available for you to download.
CPD is a personal and subjective journey, as well as a professional responsibility and mandatory requirement. In order to be effective you need to Tell others, Record and apply what you have learnt through your CPD Activities, Monitor your progress and measure the impact. The TRAMm Model, TRAMm Tracker and TRAMm Trail, collectively known as TRAMmCPD, provide health and social care professionals with a framework to facilitate the journey through Continuing Professional Development (CPD). In order to maintain registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) all registered health and social care professionals must undertake and evidence CPD. TRAMmCPD has been devised to provide a clear framework for maintaining and recording professional development. It has been designed to reflect the five standards for CPD laid down by the HCPC providing a framework to enable registrants to meet the required criteria to maintain registration. It has been developed by Occupational Therapists to encourage all health and care professionals to pursue, record and disseminate their CPD.
June 2017: Many thanks to everyone who came and engaged in our workshop at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference (RCOT) 'CPD is more than the HCPC audit. How to strategically manage your continuing professional development', with special thanks to Steph Tempest from RCOT who co-facilitated with us and introduced attendees to the new Career Development Framework due to be launched in Autumn 2017
We are delighted to announce that
'A Strategic Guide to Continuing Professional Development for Health and Care Professionals : The TRAMm Model'has now been published and is available as an ebook. For more information and to read some of the reviewers comments see the 'About our book' page. Members of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) are also able to view the book via the RCOT website once logged in.
Many thanks to those of you who have helped us by sending us examples of your TRAMm Trackers and TRAMm Trails. We are very grateful for your assistance.
We have updated our free to download TRAMmCPD Information pack. The aim of the pack is to give you a brief overview of The TRAMm Model, TRAMm Tracker and TRAMm Trail with some suggestions for how to utilise them for your CPD. Our book provides more in depth information.
Free TRAMm Trackers and TRAMm Trails are available here.