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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.

ACP Blog

ACP Development
Katie Barnes

#THANKYOU

Raging Against Coronavirus Today I am raging against coronavirus; getting super cross doesn’t (actually) make me feel any better.  Counting my blessings makes me feel better; you are one of my (MANY) blessings.  Smiling makes me feel better; the KHM team and this video makes me smile.  I feel better.  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE stay safe, take care of yourselves and

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Parent Information
Sarah Williams

Videos to answer parents’ questions about coronavirus and children

Coronavirus and Children Wondering about the impact the virus is having on your children? This 3-part video series created with H.E.L.P Kids, answers important questions parents and carers have about coronavirus and children. Information reflects NHS guidance as of 03 April 2020. How do I keep my child healthy during the coronavirus pandemic? What can I do if I think

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ACP Development
Sarah Williams

Governance Framework for Advanced Paediatric and Neonatal Practice

Kids’ Health Matters is pleased to announce the launch of a Governance Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice: Paediatrics and Neonates, written in collaboration with Improving Me (the Cheshire and Merseyside Women’s and Children’s Service Partnership.) This document has been more than a year in the crafting and is designed to support and structure the incredible new workforce in various stages

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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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