We're embarking on a project to develop shared competence assessment tools across our region. So far, we have developed a region-wide Statutory and Mandatory Training Framework which defines learning outcomes and refresher intervals in nine essential skills areas. All our hospital Trusts in the South Central area have signed up to the Framework. We are now progressing the next step, which is to create online assessments for each of the nine skills areas, for staff to undertake prior to refresher training. Should a staff member pass an assessment they will not be required to undertake the training. If they're unsuccessful then they will need to attend classroom/eLearning.
The goal is to avoid unnecessary retraining of already competent staff.
I'd be interested to hear from anyone that has done/is planning to to do this and share experiences. Both from public or private sector.