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Julia is your CPD secret weapon.

Welcome to Julia's online magazine - our home of free content to support your CPD journey.

Here you'll find interviews with AHPs, resources to help you with your CPD, guidance on completing your CPD, and more.

Use our website and app to record, reflect and report on your CPD - and look forward to that HCPC renewal letter.

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Resources

Stuck for inspiration? Need some guidance on where to find podcasts, webinars and resources to help with your CPD activities? Then look no further: we have you covered.

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Resources

17 Jun 2022

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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.

CPD Resources for Podiatrists

17 Jun 2022

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Resources: CPD for Podiatrists

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

Physiotherapy CPD

17 Jun 2022

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Resources: CPD for Physiotherapists

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

Occupational Therapists

11 May 2022

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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

11 May 2022

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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.

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11 May 2022

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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.

What counts as CPD?

10 Dec 2021

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What counts as CPD for AHPs?

CPD should include a mixture of different types of learning. We share some CPD ideas to inspire Allied Health Professionals.

26 Aug 2021

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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

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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.

Paramedics Resources

23 Jun 2021

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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.

Interviews

Throughout the pandemic, we have conducted interviews with AHPs who have shared some honest and enlightening stories about their jobs. We wanted to share these stories with you. They come from real paramedics, physios, OTs and other AHPs from all around the country.

We know that the past two years have been chaotic and recording your CPD has perhaps been the last thing on your mind. But the pandemic has forced most AHPs to learn new skills, change their practice and adapt, which all counts as CPD.

We love hearing from AHPs, so if you have a story to share, CPD tips to give, or want to give others insight into your career journey, 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

How to Guides

So, you know you need to carry out CPD as a required part of your professional activity... and that one day, you might get audited on it. But how do you go about keeping a successful CPD portfolio? We share our tips on various aspects.

How to Guides
Portfolio Tips

04 Feb 2022

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Tips on how to keep a successful CPD portfolio

As an AHP, you know it's vital to keep an accurate record of your CPD activities in case you are selected for audit. But what makes a successful portfolio?

Mentor

11 Oct 2021

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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

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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

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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.

CPD Essentials

Here's your basics - what you need to know about completing your CPD and your HCPC requirements.

CPD Essentials
AHP CPD Requirements

23 Feb 2022

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AHP CPD requirements - what are they and how can you fulfil them?

As an Allied Health Professional, your CPD is essential to ensure your skills and knowledge remain up to date so you can provide the best patient care possible.

Tools

16 Dec 2021

General

Why is CPD important for AHPs?

CPD helps you, as an Allied Health Professional, to keep your skills up to date and provide the best possible care to your service users.

Key dates

08 Jul 2021

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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

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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?

Guidance for Employers and Teams

Some of you reading this page may be employers or responsible for staff - either at a senior level or within an HR team in your organisation. This section is dedicated to you and we hope will support you in various aspects of your job, including appraisals and CPD guidance.

Guidance for Employers and Teams
Supervision

21 Feb 2022

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Supervision in the AHP workplace - is it required and how can it be successful?

What is supervision, and what are the key factors for it to be carried out effectively in an AHP workplace? We look at the evidence and provide some guidance.

Benefits of CPD

15 Dec 2021

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What are the benefits of CPD for employees and employers?

CPD isn’t just a box-ticking exercise - it brings about far more benefits than that. We outline some of the key reasons why CPD is beneficial within a healthcare organisation.

Linking performance management to CPD in the workplace

02 Dec 2021

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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

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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.

You're already doing CPD.Julia is the easiest way to manage it.

Julia helps you build a CPD portfolio to be proud of, so that you genuinely grow as a professional instead of just ticking boxes.

Record

  • Record evidence quickly, wherever you are
  • Keep all your evidence in one place

Reflect

  • Follow HCPC standards
  • Genuinely grow as a professional
  • Multiple reflection tools

Report

  • Stay audit-ready
  • Highlight gaps in your CPD
  • CPD profile builder

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