CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Unfortunately GCMT, CNHC and the new CHRC are saying they can and will call up practitioners CPD Portfolios and if any found not complying with THEIR criteria regarding CPD hours, will be able to stop people practicing. I know we keep on about CPD’s but I think members do not realise that when the new CHRC gets going, remember CNHC is applying to be accredited to it and as we are accredited to CNHC we will be responsible to abide by their rules as well. As this is answerable to a Government department, they will not want to know any reason why you have not complied with the requirements that they have set out- they will just stop you practicing! So you can hopefully see why we keep going on about it, it is not just you that could be stopped practicing you actions could have us removed from CNHC who accreditation is one of the reasons that some of our member have the practices that they have. So it’s not just you who may lose your practice but others totally innocent practitioners being removed from the register.Although NAMMT does not provide CPD Courses, we can suggest courses that may be available for you to attend. Listed below are dates and schools that we recommend for you to choose from.
Pauline Matthews CPD Officer
Professional Development Planning
The process of PDP should be structured and supported to develop the individual’s capacity to
reflect on their learning and achievement, and plan for their personal, educational and career
Questions to ask:
What do I really want to achieve in my life and career?
Am I clear about my goals and ambitions?
Am I making the right decisions and choices?
Am I in charge of my professional life?
Understanding self is important: leads to self- awareness
Motivation – what drives you and makes you tick?
Behaviour -why do you act as you do in certain situations?
Thoughts and feelings – why do you think that way and what is the link between thinking and
Beliefs and values – what do you really believe in and what is of real value to you?
Reflective Practice as PDP
What is reflective practice?
A time to stop and think about what you are doing and how it makes you feel. Asking yourself
questions about why you are doing what you are doing, and learning from your actions. An
active process with real outcomes in terms of changing your understanding of a situation and
highlighting the knowledge and skills that you may need to develop. Ultimately it is about
learning and changing for the future rather than staying still and failing to move on and
What type of learner are you?
Dependent, Independent or Collaborative? Academic or hands on doer learning through
action. Concrete or lateral thinker?
This will determine your best method of learning and developing
What is a Critical Incident?
A critical incident or event is an experience which either went well, a good, positive
experience, or did not go well, was particularly demanding emotionally, perhaps something
you found difficult to handle, making you feel anxious or annoyed.
A critical incident is any event which involves interactions with patients and/or colleagues e.g.
assessment of a patient, delivering treatment to a patient, dealing with patients’ emotions. The
idea of an incident being critical is related to your learning i.e. it is significant to you and you
have learned about yourself and your practice. These are the type of incidents that should
make you stop and think about your own practice, and that of others.
What can be learned from a critical incident?
Analysing and reflecting on critical incidents can help you to learn from your own experiences.
Reflection then leads to insights into new skills and knowledge, and informs future practice.
How do I reflect?
Reflection on incidents and life events that affect us is a normal human activity. We use the
term “hindsight” to evaluate how we might have acted in a certain situation. We can all
remember when we looked back on an incident and thought “I wish I hadn’t said that” or, “I
should have done this’’. Often when we walk away from an incident we are aware of our
feelings or our own opinion about the event and may be able to see things from the other
person’s point of view. Some of us are better at reflecting than others. However, structured
reflection for health practice seeks to use skills in developing awareness and strategies for
coping with our role. This results in improved standards of care for our patients. Within
structured reflection we seek to explore the situation from all points of view, including how we
feel and think, and try to identify how we might develop stronger skills for future events.
You can reflect in a variety of ways. Personal thoughts can be expressed in journals or
otherwise on paper. They can be discussed with colleagues or they can be meditated upon.
Reflection basically means “stop and think” and you will develop these skills throughout your
Generally, reflection includes:
Getting an accurate picture of the experience you have identified e.g. what happened?
Exploring the background information relevant to the experience e.g. what mood was I
in? Considering the motives and demands upon both yourself and whoever else was
involved e.g. what was I trying to achieve? Why did I do this? How did the other
person feel? How did I feel when it was happening and how do I feel now?
Exploring what factors influenced your decisions or your actions, e.g. what do I know
about this in theory? What presumptions have I made? Considering other ways in
which the situation might have been handled e.g. what other things might I have done?
If I had made other choices how would that have affected the outcome? Learning from
the experience in a meaningful way e.g. could I have dealt with this better? What
reading might I do to discover more? What exactly have I learned from this experience
in terms of myself/role/responsibilities/abilities?
Critical Incident Sheet
Description of incident
Context of the incident
Reflection – thoughts and feelings about the incident
Alternative Actions – what could I have done differently
Learning – what have I learned about myself, others involved, care
Further reading or information gathering – what further reading and
learning do I need.
The Tiny Tim Centre offers free treatments to children with handicapping conditions and is part-funded by a thriving play centre on the same premises. The centre was the dream of and was founded by Stan Duncombe, a practitioner in Coventry and a distinguished tutor at the Northern Institute for over 40 years. The centre has developed into one of the leading institutions of its kind in the UK.
The Northern Institute whole heartedly supported the Tiny Tim Centre from its planning stages and this at a time when there was some opposition to such
a venture within a section of the massage profession. NIM is proud to display a certificate of thanks from the centre at its premises in Bury.
Alan Inger took over from Stan Duncombe as the principal therapist, a position he held until he retired last year. We are pleased to welcome Alan back to pass on his expertise to a new generation of therapists. He will provide you with the basics required to work successfully with children.
Information about travel will be available upon registration.
14-16 St Mary’s Place, Bury, Lancashire BL9 0DZ
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR MANIPULATIVE THERAPISTS 2012
The Northern Institute is now able to announce plans for CPD seminars dedicated to qualified and experienced Manipulative Therapists. We have discussed provision with various colleagues and NIM will offer the following seminars & workshops during 2012 with CPD certificates of attendance.
(3) THE PELVIS (14 CPD Hours)
Anatomy, functions and dysfunction, examination and corrective treatments that bring manual therapy for this important regions up to date and will be presented by Kieran Corcoran DO (Planned for 13/14th October)
Attendance fee: £180
A SPECIAL ADDITIONAL OFFER !
NIM qualified Manipulative Therapists may re-attend for revision and up-dating purposes current Manipulative Therapy Course seminars (2012 - 2013 course) at a specially discounted fee of 50% (half price!) THIS APPLIES ONLY TO 2012-2013 COURSE SEMINARS & TO NIM QUALIFIED PRACTITIONERS.
MANIPULATIVE THERAPY DIPLOMA COURSE CALENDAR OF 2012-2013 SEMINARS
May 12/13 The Thoracic Spine, Ribs & Sternum"The Pelvis" A CPE for Manipulative Therapists with Kieran Corcoran DO.
20/21/22 July at Bury.
" Safe Use of Tractions in Manual Therapy" Forest Fitness Centre,
Cinderford, Gloucester Saturday 22nd June £90
July 7/8 Positional Release Therapy
"Introduction to K-Taping" Saturday 27th July at Bury £90
"Massage & Exercise for Post-Mastectomy Patients" Dr Stephanie
Lippett (Medical Officer Bury Hospice) Susan Bailey, Pink Ribbon
Exercise Instructor. At Bury 28th July £90
Stop Suffering Back Pain" Catherine Holland of the Oxford Pain
Clinic at Bury on Saturday 10th August
"Pilates & Yoga Exercises for Low Back Pain Patients" Sue Bailey,
Sunday 11th August £90
September 8/9 Advanced Neuromuscular Techniques
November 24/25 * Manual Therapy of the Spine (Professor Smith)
For revision purposes these seminars are open to Manipulative Therapists who have previously qualified and hold the Northern Institute’s
Diploma in Manipulative Therapy. It is expected that there will be only 2 or 3 places available at each seminar.
The attendance fee for each 2-day seminar is £90 (a 50% discount on current rates). * The exception is Professor Smith’s seminar
24/25 November where the discounted fee is 10%, that is: £160
CPD certificates of attendance will be issued after each seminar (15 CPD hours)
CONTACT for further information and availability contact the Northern Institute 0161 797 1800
Register on-line and claim a £10 discount from published prices.#
Sports Rehabilitation for Remedial and Sports and above, with E. Caldwell 10/11th Dec,
Manipulation of the Upper and Lower Limbs with Tom Darling – date to be confirmed, but probably Sept, for Advanced and above.
Manipulative Therapists are working together to help raise awareness of Remedial Massage and to offer maintenance and extension of
your massage skills. We would like to draw your attention to Continuing Professional Education opportunities available at the school in Londonderry.
CPE Certificate of Attendance (7 hours) awarded upon completion.
Attendance Fee £90 £10 reduction if you register on line by 1st October
Also: “CPE Explained“ : a short presentation by Eddie Caldwell, FNAMMT
“ AN INTRODUCTION TO ELECTROTHERAPY”
Saturday 24th November
Tutor: Micky Kerr, DO
Electrotherapy: Ultrasound, Faradic, Interferential, Laser - how it works, benefits, indication & contraindications, treatment times & settings,
advise on purchase of equipment. Attendance fee: £90
CPE Certificate of Attendance (7 hours) awarded on completion of seminar.
CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION/TO REGISTER FOR A CPE DAY
Northern Institute of Massage: 0161 797 1800 www.nim.co.uk
Northern Ireland School of Massage www.northernirelandschoolofmassage.co.uk
Further seminars planned for 2013:
Treatment Specific Workshops e.g. plantar fasciitis/Achilles tendon
The Troublesome Hip
Knees for New Therapists
Next MANIPULATIVE THERAPY DIPLOMA COURSE starts September.
Places available of all course. Contact NIM 0161 797 1800 or www.nim.co.uk
Orthopaedic Dry Needling with Kieran Corcoran DO 3-days in May and 3-days in June Suitable for Manipulative Therapists
Advanced Electrotherapy with Michael Kerr DO 13th July
Forest Fitness Centre, Cinderford, Gloucestershire 22nd June "Traction and Distraction In Manual Therapy" Eddie Caldwell
We look forward to welcoming you to the Northern Ireland School of Massage for the CPE programme in 2012 - 2013.