Continuing Professional Development within Health and Social Care

What is Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?  Continuing professional development is “the holistic commitment of professionals towards the enhancement of personal skills and proficiency throughout their careers,” states the CPD Certification Service.  CPD is an activity that contributes to a worker’s learning and development. It can be anything from work-based learning, a professional activity, formal education…

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Is Universal Health Care Fair?

“Cover your coughs and sneezes; don’t spread diseases.” A Public Information film from 1948 advised people to disinfect their handkerchiefs after use. During the same year, the National Health Service (NHS) was launched in the UK under the principles of universal access and finance through taxation. Almost 60 years later and the NHS appears to be struggling under mounting pressure; this leads…

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