As a busy healthcare professional, your own professional development can be the last thing on your mind when you are trying to deliver high quality care to your patients as well as dealing with all the everyday matters of working in primary care.
The PCRS-UK is keen to support its members by providing a range of tools to assist with professional development and help you keep fully up to date. These include:-
PCRS-UK Respiratory Clinical Leadership Programme - Exclusive to PCRS-UK Members only
The PCRS-UK respiratory clinical leadership programme offers a rolling 3 year programme of workshops to help give you the tools, knowledge and skills rive improvements for patients with respiratory disease in your area. We run two residential workshops (Friday lunchtime - Saturday afternoon) each year. Each workshop is a standalone event with a focus on hot clinical topics and policy or guidance changes, as well as teaching essential professional skills such as understanding your team or your own leadership style, as well as one or more relevant management techniques such as making a business case, mapping your stakeholders, pitching your case for change or evaluating data.
The workshops designed and delivered by inspirational respiratory clinical leaders are clinically relevant, use real case studies and giving you time to put your learning into practice in a safe supportive environment. You will leave the workshop with practical actions and knowing that you have a network of support from the experts on the faculty and your fellow participants.
By participating in the workshops regularly over a 2-3 year period you will build your breadth and depth of skills and knowledge. For more information on the next workshop click HERE
Support with Revalidation and Appraisal
For many people annual revalidation and appraisal can be quite daunting. PCRS-UK has produced guidance and information to support revalidation including a self-rating checklist, a guide to reflective practice and a Skills document to help individuals identify and define training needs. You can access this information directly from our resources by visiting our resources directory HERE and selecting Professional Development Information in the category box.
Other tools to support Professional Development
PCRS-UK National Annual Conference
Our flagship annual conference is a highlight in the annual calendar for healthcare professionals working in primary care. The event includes keynote presentations from experts in the respiratory field and offers a superb opportunity for you to network with colleagues, share best practice and learn about the things that matter to you and your patients in the delivery of high quality respiratory care. Within and after the conference we offer online professional development forms which can be completed at your leisure and included in your professional or revalidation portfolio. For information about our next annual conference click HERE
Primary Care Respiratory Academy
he Primary Care Respiratory Academy is an exciting new long-term educational initiative developed by Primary Care Respiratory Society UK (PCRS-UK), in association with Pulse and Nursing in Practice with the support of Pfizer funding. In addition to a series of annual meetings the Academy includes a series of online CPD modules. For more information visit the website HERE
npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine is the only fully indexed scientific journal devoted to the management of respiratory diseases in primary care. It is the official journal of the Primary Care Respiratory Society UK and the International Primary Care Respiratory Group. In addition to the high quality research manuscripts the journal also produces education articles and case report to assist with professional development. Visit the website HERE
Primary Care Respiratory Update
PCRS-UK members each receive a copy of our quarterly publication Primary Care Respiratory Update (PCRU). Packed with useful information the publication features the latest policy news affecting our everyday practice and including information on new guidance and standards, updates on topical issues, excerpts from Journal Watch, summaries of key publications in npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine and information on new PCRS-UK programmes and resources. The magazine is also available online HERE