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Continued Professional and Personal Development (CPPD)

Continued  Professional and Personal Development (CPPD) provides the opportunity for staff working in pay bands 5 –9 (excluding doctors and dentists) to access a wide range of educational activity to support improvements in patient outcomes as well as helping staff to develop confidence and competence in new interventions and techniques. Existing CPPD arrangements are in place until 31 March 2016

Key Information

The primary factor for CPPD funding allocation is WTE data from the Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and in this way the Trusts can be assured that the allocation continues to be equitable.

The Trusts’ CPPD budgets can be spent with any Education Provider that the Trust sees fit. That may be another HEI outside the Thames Valley LETB regions, or with a private provider or with another Trust that delivers education and training. However the CPPD process ensures that all Education Providers from which Health Education Thames Valley commission are included as preferred providers.  These universities are:

  • University of Bedfordshire
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • The Open University
  • University of Northampton
  • Coventry University
  • University of Reading
  • University of West London
  • University of Southampton
  • Bournemouth University
  • Portsmouth University
  • University of Surrey
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • Southampton/Solent University
  • Buckinghamshire New University

Once the identified spend at the HEIs has been identified by the Trusts then we will put in place a service level agreement with each HEI to secure this funding and set out the expectations for delivery and quality of this training.

With the establishment of local offices and the Education Outcomes Framework, it is imperative that there is a clear ‘line of sight’ between patient outcomes, service improvement and the identified education needs of the workforce and that these are reflected in both training need analyses and CPPD submissions.  It is also expected that Trusts will be able to ‘map’ any education and training commissioned to both the Trust’s strategic priorities and the relevant local strategic priorities

It is the expectation that NHS Trust Boards will be able to demonstrate the beneficial impact(s) on patient care and service development of the education and training provided. See please the CPPD Guidance 2015/16 below for further details.

If you should have any questions regarding the CPPD contract, please contact Angela Keen Education Commissioning Manager Angela.Keen@thamesvalley.hee.nhs.uk.



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