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New career development tool for Allied Health Professions

Dear colleague,

An easy-to-use, specially designed career development tool has been developed for allied health professionals (AHPs) to support them on their career journey.
The career and professional development online tool has been launched by Joined Up Careers Derbyshire, the AHP Council and the University of Derby.
This new resource sets out the four pillars of advanced clinical practice, to support coaching conversations and career development, and helps individuals measure progress and take action to develop.
With this career development tool, you can:

• Review yourself against the four pillars of clinical practice, from novice to expert
• Receive an initial assessment and a more in-depth skills review
• Receive a report of the skills assessment using a radar graph, along with recommendations and guidance for next steps. This can act as a spring board opportunity for you to have a conversation with your manager, coach, mentor or workforce development team.

Remember this tool is for all AHP staff irrespective of your position and banding.
Managers and leaders are encouraged to make time and space to support their staff in helping to shape and plan their development needs more easily.  These conversations may fit in with an appraisal or a 1:1 discussion.
You will be asked to provide information about your role, length of time working in the profession, and ethnicity. This information will be used for monitoring usage and to help us understand if there are any disproportionately under-represented groups.
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Mary Heritage
Assistant Director – Allied Health Professions and Patient Experience

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