Continuing Professional Development: rhetoric and practice in the NHS
Morgan, Arthur, Cullinane, Joanne and Pye, Michael (2008) Continuing Professional Development: rhetoric and practice in the NHS. Journal of Education and Work, 21 (3). pp. 233-248. ISSN 1363-9080 (doi:10.1080/13639080802214100)Full text not available from this repository.
This article explores the experience of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by supervisory-level clinical staff in the National Health Service. Four main themes are highlighted in the literature, namely the nature and experience of CPD, its relationship with human resource management practices and in particular in career development and planning. These themes are examined utilising sources of (triangulated) empirical data based on a 2500 sample survey conducted across five NHS Trusts. A key finding was that responsibility for learning and development was perceived as belonging to the individual rather than the organisation. Other findings concern a lack of resource-based commitment by the organisation to CPD for clinical staff undertaking supervisory-level roles and evidence of 'credentialism' with its emphasis on seeking certificated qualifications. The findings raise concerns about the potential for clinical staff to become disillusioned and to perceive a potential breach in their psychological contract because of problems in reconciling their own interests with those of their professional body, and that of their employer in relation to CPD.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Continuing Professional Development, NHS, health, training and development|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Business|
School of Business > Department of Systems Management & Strategy
|Last Modified:||08 Nov 2010 14:10|
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