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Kids’ Health Matters wants everyone to have access to up to date, free education.  Advanced Clinical Practitioners are no exception!  We are creating learning resources to skill up the workforce, inspire a little passion and create a community of ACPs in women and children’s roles.

Check out our ACP blog for posts on clinical practice, ACP role development, and child health policy.  If you want to get involved with creating content, please get in touch! 

Our resources page is chocked full of great free, online educational websites and the latest articles we are reading.  Documents we create to assist you with your practice and role development can also be downloaded there.

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ACP Development
Sarah Williams

Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS)

This workplace-based assessment is for you if you want structured teaching and feedback on a particular skill.  This is probably the WBA you are already most familiar with as it is widely used by medics.  The range of skills you can assess using a DOPS is endless.  You can use it in any type of case – elective, scheduled, urgent,

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ACP Development
Sarah Williams

Communication Observation Tool (COT)

Communication is at the foundation of everything we do as health care professionals.  To be honest, it’s the key to everything as humans full stop.  So, it’s important we take the time to look at how we interact with others in the clinical environment.  This workplace-based assessment is for you if you want structured teaching and feedback on your communication

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ACP Development
Sarah Williams

Case-based Discussion (CbD)

This workplace-based assessment is for you if you want to take an in-depth look at your clinical decision-making skills.  This should be a discussion around a case of a patient that you have cared for.  The discussion will focus on questions such as ‘How did you manage the patient?’ or ‘What was your rationale for the decisions that you made?’ 

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ACP Development
Sarah Williams

Mini Clinical Examination Exercise (mini-CEX)

This workplace-based assessment is for you if you need an assessment or observation of your interactions with either a patient or a fellow medical professional in a clinical setting. This is meant to be a quick 15-20 minute assessment. Areas the Mini-CEX Evaluates The mini-CEX has 7 areas that the assessor will be evaluating on a 6 point scale (1

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ACP Development
Sarah Williams

Assessing Clinical Practice Using Practice-based Assessments

Advanced clinical practitioners (ACPs) spend a majority of their time in clinical practice (hence the name)!  In fact when defining the role of an ACP, Health Education England named Clinical Practice as Pillar 1. Therefore, it’s important that we have the tools to assess this clinical practice during training and beyond.  To guide learning, evidence achievements and highlight areas that

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Kids’ Health Matters featured by Panopto: Why Does Flipped Learning Work In Healthcare Education? Rethinking Advanced Education in Nursing, Allied Health and Medicine Using Video

Katie sat down with Panopto, our online video platform provider, to give them some insight on how we are using video and the flipped classroom to train and provide continuing education to paediatric healthcare professionals across the UK. Check out their blog below! Panopto has been working with social enterprise Kids’ Health Matters CIC over the past two years to help

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