Julia Magazine

Welcome to Julia's online magazine, where you'll find interviews with AHPs, resources to help you with your CPD, guidance on completing your CPD, and more.

We always love hearing from our community of AHPs, so if you would like to share your experiences or if you have some great CPD tips that everyone should hear about, please get in touch!

Interviews

Lucy Clough - Superintendent Diagnostic Radiographer

27 Oct 2021

Interview

A Coffee Break with Lucy Clough: ‘A majority of patients that come through the hospital will have imaging of some kind.’

Superintendent diagnostic radiographer Lucy Clough speaks to Julia about her role in the paediatric department, her CPD and her aspirations for the future.

Ben Blake

08 Oct 2021

Interview

A Coffee Break with Ben Blake: “It keeps you on your toes!”

Podiatrist Ben Blake gives us an insight into his career, coronavirus and CPD. A happy accident, Ben discovered podiatry and now loves his role.

Margaret Spencer - Occupational Therapist

27 Sep 2021

Interview

Reflections with Julia: 'Everyone needs to know what occupational therapists can offer...'

Occupational Therapist Margaret Spencer speaks about almost 40 years’ professional experience, working with people with learning disabilities and in supervision.

Dominique Hill

10 Aug 2021

Interview

Reflections with Julia: 'Giving a voice to people and becoming an advocate for them is a real privilege’

In our interview with Specialist Speech and Language Therapist Dominique Hill, we find out about her SLT journey, experiences, and CPD practices.

Beth Franks - Student Paramedic

23 Jul 2021

Interview

Reflections with Julia: ‘I like the fact that I wake up and never know what I’m going to do that day; I don’t feel like I’m working!’

In our interview with student paramedic Beth Franks, we find out more about her experiences in the field during the coronavirus pandemic (and also in Fiji!).

Saadiyah Hussein

23 Jul 2021

Interview

Reflections with Julia: 'I wouldn’t be the physio that I am today if it wasn’t for COVID.'

Band 4 physiotherapist Saadiyah Hussein discusses how her experiences as a student during the pandemic have cemented her passion for ITU and respiratory physio.

Jen Fielder

11 Jun 2021

Interview

Reflections with Julia: 'The nutrition part is often the easy bit!'

In our interview with Band 7 dietitian Jen Fielder, we discuss becoming a dietitian, working in the community, and being part of an increasingly agile team.

Dietitian

10 Jun 2021

Interview

Reflections with Julia: 'My hope for the future is that we can all get back to delivering care safely out in the community'

In this interview with Band 7 Clinical Lead Dietitian, Graham L'Hemeury, who qualified five years ago, we discuss changes experienced as a result of COVID-19.

Harriet Smith

09 Jun 2021

Interview

Reflections with Julia: ‘I’m passionate about showing the diverse roles of professionals in dietetics’

We talk to Harriet Smith, health and nutrition writer. Her inspiring career journey shows one of the many options available to dietitians beyond clinical practice.

Barbara O'Donnell - ODP

26 May 2021

Interview

Reflections with Julia: 'It was a privilege to be able to go to work during a pandemic'

Band 7 ODP, Barbara O'Donnell, speaks about her team's response to the pandemic and how they continued to provide the best possible care for patients.

Brian Power - Senior Dietitian

14 May 2021

Interview

Reflections with Julia: 'This is our opportunity for lasting positive change'

Senior dietitian Brian Power shares his personal experience of working through the pandemic and how he plans to explore the lasting changes.

David Bethell - ODP

14 May 2021

Interview

Reflections with Julia: 'I now ask myself why I didn't train to be an ODP sooner!'

Newly qualified ODP, David Bethell, who found his calling working for the NHS after serving for 7 years in the army, talks to us about his experiences.

Rob Edge - ODP

14 May 2021

Interview

Reflections with Julia: 'I like to think of us as the ninjas of the operating room!'

Third year student Rob Edge, an ODP ninja, was inspired to change his career path in the NHS thanks to an ODP Day.

AHP Resources

Resources

30 Nov 2021

Resource

Resources: CPD for Operating Department Practitioners

CPD can cover a wide range of activities. We’ve put together a compilation of useful ODP resources which may help you in your CPD goals.

Paramedics CPD

17 Nov 2021

Resource

Paramedic CPD requirements - what are they and how can you fulfill them?

As a paramedic, your CPD is essential to ensure your skills and knowledge remain up to date and you can therefore provide the best patient care.

What counts as CPD for Physiotherapists

27 Oct 2021

Resource

What counts as CPD for Physiotherapists?

CPD should include a mixture of different types of learning. We share some CPD ideas for Physiotherapists.

Physiotherapy CPD

07 Sep 2021

Resource

Resources: CPD for Physiotherapists

Podcasts, webinars and books: resource ideas which may help physiotherapists to reach their CPD goals.

26 Aug 2021

Resource

Resources: CPD for Radiographers

Podcasts, webinars, books and journals: We’ve put together a compilation of useful radiography resources which may help you in your CPD goals.

What counts as CPD?

11 Aug 2021

Resource

What counts as CPD for non-clinical AHPs?

CPD should include a mixture of different types of learning. We share some CPD ideas for non-clinical Allied Health Professionals.

CPD for SLTs

11 Aug 2021

Resource

What counts as CPD for Speech and Language Therapists?

CPD should include a mixture of different types of learning. We share some CPD ideas for Speech and Language Therapists.

Occupational Therapists

23 Jul 2021

Resource

Resources: CPD for Occupational Therapists

CPD can cover a wide range of activities. We’ve put together a compilation of useful OT resources which may help you in your CPD goals.

Speech Therapists

07 Jul 2021

Resource

Resources: CPD for Speech and Language Therapists

CPD can cover a wide range of activities. We’ve put together a compilation of useful SLT resources which may help you in your CPD goals.

Paramedics Resources

23 Jun 2021

Resource

Resources: CPD for Paramedics

CPD can cover a wide range of activities. We’ve put together a compilation of useful paramedic resources which may help you in your CPD goals.

Resources

07 Jun 2021

Resource

Resources: CPD for Dietitians

CPD can cover a wide range of activities. We’ve put together a compilation of useful dietitian resources which may help you in your CPD goals.

How to Guides

Mentor

11 Oct 2021

Resource

How to: Find a mentor

If you are keen to develop and progress your career, reaching out to a mentor could be of great value. But where to start? We share some points to consider.

Sweet Spot Diagram

19 Aug 2021

Resource

How to: Create a CPD action plan

CPD may be a regulatory requirement when it comes to maintaining your AHP status, but it can be so much more than just a tick box exercise. Make a plan.

Gibbs Reflective Cycle

08 Jun 2021

How to

How to: Reflect on your learning

So, you've done some CPD. Now what? It's time to reflect on your learning. Here's our guide on the Gibbs Reflective Cycle to help you.

General

Key dates

08 Jul 2021

Resource

Key dates for AHP audits

Each profession renews at a set time every two years and during this time, AHPs' CPD can be audited. Here are the key dates you need to know.

HCPC Standards

25 Jun 2021

Resource

What are the HCPC standards for CPD?

CPD is vital as a way to learn and develop throughout your career. But what are the CPD-related standards you need to meet for your HCPC registration?

For Employers

Linking performance management to CPD in the workplace

02 Dec 2021

Resource

Linking performance management to CPD in the workplace

Performance management offers a great opportunity to unify the needs of the AHP employee, organisation and service user to provide a clear focus for CPD.

Support your AHPs

26 Nov 2021

Resource

Six ways to support your AHPs with their CPD

What are some of the ways in which healthcare employers can support their AHPs in achieving their CPD goals? We share six top tips.

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