General practitioners, like all other health professionals, need to keep up–to–date with the latest developments in medicine and education. They also need to respond to changing technology and changes in the delivery of care. The environment in which GPs work is extremely dynamic but this book helps to keep GPs up–to–date with these advancements and with their professional skills.
The Chief Medical Officer in the UK has recommended that the key to professional development is a Practice Professional Development Plan (PPDP) which, in turn, helps set objectives for individual GPs, the Personal Development Plan.
This workbook takes the mystery out of professional development by explaining how to use existing information to analyse strengths and weaknesses, priorities and needs, and to develop a plan that will improve working life on all levels and leading ultimately to improved patient care.
This book provides tangible methods for how to implement an abstract concept that is being foisted on busy professionals – a must read for every GP in the UK.
How to use this workbook .
The practice .
The primary health care team .
PART 2: WHERE DO WE START.
The practice professional development plan .
Developing the primary health care team.
Skill mix of the primary health care team.
Audit and research.
The practice professional development plan (PPDP).
PART 3: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN .
Framework for personal development plans (PDP).
Methods of identifying educational needs.
Meeting educational and developmental needs .
Personal development plan.
Appendix 1: Confidentiality declaration.
Appendix 2: Websites.
References and further reading.