Continuing professional development for non-medical health care professionals: History, issues and challenges

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Burke, Linda ; Redfern, Morag ; Marks-Maran, Di (2016)
  • Publisher: The Centre for Research in Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning
  • Subject: R1
    mesheuropmc: education
    acm: InformationSystems_GENERAL | ComputingMilieux_THECOMPUTINGPROFESSION

Continuing professional development (CPD) for healthcare professionals is an important issue in the maintenance of high standards of patient care. The non-medical healthcare professions have a varied history of CPD. This article presents how CPD has developed and emerged for the largest of the healthcare professions in the United Kingdom – nursing - and a newly emerging healthcare professional group, paramedic practitioners, including the emergence of CPD programmes for these professions, key current issues and policy drivers.
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