Using the NES NMAHP development framework
The framework is designed to be used by practitioners, managers and educators in different ways.
- to benchmark current level of practice
- to continue to grow within current level of practice by identifying areas for development
- to guide professional development from a newly qualified practitioner towards experienced, expert practice
- to customise a development plan linked directly to their role by adding on knowledge, skills and behaviours from profession or role specific frameworks
- to identify evidence to support personal development planning, or re-validation with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- to support discussions that take place as part of professional development reviews
- to inform succession planning
- to support Skills Maximisation – being the best you can be at every level of the practice
- to support service redesign and skill mix
- to plan and deliver education and training to meet the rapidly changing needs of practitioners
- to identify opportunities for shared, inter-professional learning
- to plan programmes of education to prepare practitioners to work at different levels of the framework
- to describe how education programmes articulate with each other
The Development Framework also directly links to the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (http://www.ksf.scot.nhs.uk/) and can be used to support the annual development review cycle.