The disruption and reorganisation of paediatric services during the Covid-19 emergency has affected training and CPD opportunities for all healthcare practitioners, including Health Play Specialists.
HPSET’s Registration Standards committee have therefore agreed an amendment to CPD profile requirements for the year 2020 – 2021.
Registrants should record if their HPS practice has been affected by the Covid-19 crisis, including whether they have been social isolating/shielding or re-deployed to a different work area.
CPD Activity Examples
The requirement for 15 hours CPD per year has been suspended for this year only.
Registrants should still enter data for any CPD activities carried out during the year, if this is available, but will not be penalised if these amount to fewer than 15 hours.
The requirement for 2 examples of Practice-related Feedback has been suspended for this year only.
Registrants should still enter data for any Feedback received, if it is available, but will not be penalised if this is unavailable.
Registrants are still required to write two reflective accounts for the year 2020 – 2021 but these do not need to relate to a CPD activity or example of Practice-related Feedback if these are unavailable.
Alternatively, for this year only, the registrant may reflect on one or more of the following:
- an example of relevant reading or research
- mandatory training or other online course
- an example of a novel or unfamiliar clinical experience or initiative
- changes to working practice during the Covid-19 situation
If the line manager is unavailable to review/discuss the profile form, the registrant should still enter the manager’s details and give the reason why the review has not been possible.
All those due for audit in 2021, will receive an updated version of this information by email in September.
Please refer any further queries to the registration coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org