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Final Report > Chapter 25: Competent Healthcare Professionals

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Chapter 25: Competent Healthcare Professionals

Messages from Bristol


Professional competence

Broadening the notion of competence

Communication skills

Education about the principles and organisation of the NHS, about how care is managed, and the skills required for management

The development of teamwork

Professionals learning together

Clinical audit and reflective practice


The systems for assuring competence

The selection of future healthcare professionals

Postgraduate medical training

Maintaining professional competence during a working life

Continuing professional development (CPD)




Clinicians who hold managerial positions

Acquiring and developing new skills to an appropriate level of competence



Managing innovation

Disciplinary action

The Council for the Regulation of Healthcare Professionals

A patient is entitled to be cared for and by healthcare professionals with relevant and up-to-date skills and expertise.


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