Continuing Professional Development (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.
*Please note that the lower case ‘m’ is used to denote measure purely to differentiate it from Monitor. It has no significance in terms of importance
TRAMmCPD 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 engage in, record and disseminate their CPD.
The TRAMm Model was initially developed in 2010 as part of an appreciative inquiry exploration of CPD, you can read about the start of our TRAMmCPD journey in ‘Creativity through Appreciative Inquiry’ (Morris et al, 2011). This early version of the TRAMm Model was published in The Occupational Therapy Handbook: Practice Education (Polglase and Treseder, 2012). In order to evaluate the effectiveness of TRAMmCPD we ran a 12 month pilot study within NHS, local authority and education sectors across the UK, as a result of the feedback some changes were made to the original format. A summary of the changes were included in ‘A Continuous and Dynamic Journey’ (Lawson et al, 2014). Doctoral research is currently underway to begin to provide underpinning evidence for TRAMmCPD. Ethical approval has been awarded and we will keep you updated of progress. Information about our CPD Engagement research is included on this website and in our book.
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September: RCOT has launched the new Career Development Framework
September: The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) have launched their new Guidance on Social Media (2017) a must read for all health and social care registrants who use social media.
June: The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) have launched the revised Continuing Professional Development and your Registration (2017) document.
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 (p6) with special thanks to Dr Stephanie Tempest from RCOT who co-facilitated with us and introduced attendees to the new Career Development Framework due to be launched in Autumn 2017
June 2016: Sarah hosted #OTalk on Twitter How to make the most out of your attendance at the 40th College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference Harrogate. A pdf of the transcript is available here.
June 2016: TRAMmCPD website in Tempest S and Parker Z (2016) Time to get personal - (re)claiming CPD as a reflective mind -set. OTnews June 2016 24. 6
Febraury 2016: 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. A pdf of the transcript is available here.
January 2016: Hearle D; Lawson S & Morris R (2016) A Strategic Guide to Continuing Professional Development for Health and Care Professionals:The TRAMm Model Keswick: M&K Publishing