CPD is an important part of registrants' continuing registration with the HCPC. They expect registrants to continue to develop their knowledge and skills while they are registered so we can be confident that they are able to practice safely and effectively.
We recognise that these sites are a useful way of communicating and sharing information with friends and colleagues. Information placed on social networking sites is in the public domain and can therefore be viewed by other people. The HCPC only take action about a registrant using such a site if it raised concerns about their fitness to practise. For example, if we found out that a registrant had put confidential information about a service user on social networking sites
Keeping high standards of personal conduct will include your attitude and comments on social networking sites.
BAOT/COT Social Media User Guidance Has a document that provides direction for COT staff and BAOT members in elected positions (e.g. Council members, committee members, Specialist Sections, Regional groups) that use social media to carry out their professional roles. The organisation’s social media communications complement and reinforce content from the website, OTnews, BJOT and marketing campaigns. The guidance aims to protect individuals and the strategic position and reputation of the Association and College and clarify how social media provides interactive opportunities for the organisation to articulate its aims and aspirations with members, stakeholders, related organisations, the press and a national and an international community of OT staff.
http://www.leedsandyorkpft.nhs.uk/_documentbank/2418_DMH_e_book_2_1.pdfBuilding your professional online presence how will you make your mark? http://www.slideshare.net/suebeckingham/building-your-professional-online-presenceBuilding your professional online presence how will you make your mark?
but are great places to learn for CDP form others and And your own reflections
Twitter as a CPD tool?
Twitter as a CPD tool?
Clinical Lead OT
Chair of Northern and Yorkshire BAOT Region
Explain your responsibilities as a professional -Warning
Understand Twitter and Social media
How to transfer your Tweeting and online presence in to CPD
# Practical session
What is CPD?
Continuing professional development
A range of learning activities through which
professionals maintain and develop
throughout their career to ensure that they
continue to be able to practice safely,
effectively, and legally, within their changing
scope of practice.
HCPC standards for CPD say that a
Maintain a continuous, up-to-date and
accurate record of their CPD activities;
Demonstrate that their CPD activities
are a mixture of learning activities
relevant to current or future practice
Seek to ensure that their CPD has
contributed to the quality of their
practice and service delivery
Seek to ensure that their CPD benefits
the service user
Upon request, present a written profile
(which must be their own work and
supported by evidence) explaining how
they have met the standards for CPD.
Overview of the KSF
The KSF is a development tool designed to:
identify the knowledge and skills that
individuals need to apply in their post;
provide a fair framework on which to base
review and development of all staff; and
support clinical governance.
Is using Twitter professional?
What the HCPC say
# Recognise social networking sites are a useful way of
communicating and sharing information
# Information placed on social networking sites is in the public
domain and can therefore be viewed by other people.
# The HCPC will only be concerned if your use raises concerns
about your fitness to practise.
# For example, - putting confidential information
HCPC – Your Responsibility
Make sure that when you use social
Networking Sites, your usage is
consistent with the HCPC standards.
You must act in the best interests
of service users.
You must respect the
confidentiality of service users.
You must keep high standards
of personal conduct.
You must behave with honesty
and integrity and make sure that
your behaviour does not damage
the public’s confidence in you or
Think before you Tweet
Think about whether it is appropriate
to share that information.
If the information is confidential and is
about your service user, patient, client
or colleague, you should not put it on
This could include information about
their personal life, health or
You may use social networking sites to
share your views and opinions. However,
the HCPC might need to take action if the
comments posted were offensive, for
example if they were racist or sexually
BAOT/COT Social Media
The guidance aims to protect
individuals and the strategic
position and reputation of the
Association and College
What Teesside University Says
The Student Protocol sets out the University’s commitments to you and
explains what is expected of you in return.
The Protocol covers:
# The contractual relationship between you and the University
# the University’s promise to you
# your obligations as a student
# notification of key regulations
# the duration of the Protocol.
Regulations relating to student discipline (on grounds other than an
unsatisfactory standard of work)
Really enjoying my placement at Roseberry Park
hospital with @boothrach learnt loads from Bob
in today art group.
Keep places and service users out of Tweets
My experience in acute mental health, and
running art groups is teaching me lots, I’m going
to reflect on it
@DavidCameron is a F***ing idiot the
#BedroomTax is going to create a bigger gap
between #MH SU’s and the general public
However the use of language would be seen
I disagree with @davidCameron the
#BedroomTax will create a bigger gap
between #MH SU’s and the general Public.
How does twitter work - the basics?
Great guides on using twitter are
Twitter Apps and Twitter
on a computer Look a
Private or Open Account
Tweet - a single update of 140
characters or less
Following and Followers
Home – tweets by people you are
@Connects - tweets you are
#Discover - see which #hashtags
Me – your Tweets and page
Ok so where does this all fit with
#OTalk – a talk that happens on line every Tuesday
from 8-9 with once a month journal clubs
#OTuesday – people tweet what they are up to every
Tuesday to promote OT
#OTgeek some people add this to a tweet if is very
Tweets at learning events, COT conference had its
#COT2013 people live tweeted from the event so that
others who were not there could join in the learning.
Recent publications and
Social Media in Mental Health Practice -Online network
tools for recovery and living well -A practical guide for
health and social care practitioners working in mental
Social media and professionalism for
new graduates (Brown, Andrew) OT
news May 2012
Social media as a professional tool
by Miriam Crowe - OT News July 2013
Understanding Twitter’ by Fiona Maclean, Derek Jones, Gail
Carin-Levy and Heather Hunter in the June 2013 issue of
2013 The Elizabeth Casson Memorial Lecture 2013:
Transformational leadership in occupational therapy —
delivering change through conversations Hunter EP. British
Journal of Occupational Therapy 76(8) 346-354”
So how can I Evidence what I have
learnt for my CPD
# Maintain a continuous, up-to-date and
accurate record of their CPD activities
# Using TRAMm Model
# Write a reflection on what you have
learnt from tweets you have read,
#Otalks you have joined in.
# You could create your own blog for this
# Create a storify of a tweeting sessions
you have joined in
The TRAMm Model for
Continuing Professional Development
Free CPD materials – For HCPC Standards
# A dynamic, interactive model which
encourages interaction and provides a
clear framework for maintaining and
# Has Developed tools,
# The TRAMm Tracker and the
TRAMm Trail to help you keep track
of your CPD
What is Storify
# Storify helps making sense of what people post on social media. Our
users create the most important voices and turn them into stories.
# They are building a new information network that will give you the
social perspective on any event.
# Basically if you create an account you can the drag information from
all your social networking sites and websites to make a story of an
event and how you where included for your CPD – this website was
recommended to be used within a twitter chat with the HCPC
I sent out a Tweet about doing this presentation
and this is the responses I got.
# Blogs range from the personal to
the political, and can focus on one
narrow subject or a whole range of
# Many blogs focus on a particular
topic, And others are more like
personal journals, presenting the
author's daily life and thoughts,
maybe about their Career.
# Again you need to remember to act
professional on these sites.
# Be aware not all blogs will be
Evidence based, so be careful.
# Have separate twitter accounts for personal
# If in doubt don’t tweet it!
# Remember your HCPC and COT guide lines
# Follow Selectively
# Tweet things you think the profession would
be interested in
# Tweet from learning events like conferences,
study days, training
# Join in #Otuesday and #Otalk
# Evidence your learning from Twitter