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What do we mean by education and training?
Education and training opportunitities usually stem from staff appraisal or regulatory requirements, for example on the job training, in-house courses, external courses, NVQs, higher level courses and secondment opportunities.
All providers of NHS funded services are expected to provide adequate development of their staff to ensure they are updated and safe to carry out their day to day practice. Such requirements reinforce wider duties for providers to have regard to the NHS Constitution, including a pledge: “To provide all staff with personal development, access to appropriate training for their jobs and line management support to succeed.”
In addition, a good employer will use training to ensure effective succession planning within their organisation. It is for individual employers to develop their local plans in line with their organisational business objectives and service delivery requirements. Providers of NHS services in receipt of Multi-Professional Education and Training (MPET) funding are required to offer student placement opportunities, where they are properly accredited and where they can provide the necessary supervisory support – as required by the universities and colleges.
How will my transfer affect my education and training?
If you move voluntarily or are compulsorily transferred from one NHS organisation to another NHS organisation your access to education and training should remain the same. NHS organisations usually have a training policy and a CPD (continuous professional development) strategy to support on-going staff development in-line with service and organisational requirements.
For more advice on legislation, policies, practices and supporting documents that may apply to you when you transfer visit our useful resources page.
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