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  • KSF

    The NHS KSF is part of your terms and conditions as an NHS employee, it guides personal development by laying out the knowledge and skills which you have to develop in your post in a KSF post outline.

  • Mentor Benefits

    As a Flying Start NHS® mentor your will not only have the satisfaction of seeing your newest colleague settle into the team and develop, you will also be building your own evidence for your NHS KSF development review.

  • Get Started

    Getting Started on Flying Start NHS® development programme should take place as close to commencing your first post in NHSScotland as possible.  Flying Start is the core programme for all staff to support induction, transition and the NHS KSF development review cycle, so meet with your mentor as soon as you can to plan your learning goals.

     

  • Reasons

    Career development is important for individual practitioners, employers and most importantly patients and their carers. It is not necessarily about promotion to a higher grade, it is the concept of working within the Career Framework for Health and the NHS KSF to continue to develop. 

  • Frameworks

    The Career Framework for Health and the NHS KSF are the two main frameworks which will facilitate options for career development.  By effectively staying in charge of your career you will be taking ownership and staying open to opportunities and possibilities.

  • Your Portfolio

    There is no prescribed or correct way to construct a portfolio, but the previous section on CPD will have given you some options.  Your professional regulator will have guidance on what they wish to see evidence of, and you should discuss your employer's requirements with your NHS KSF reviewer.

  • Concluding Activity

    The 10 Concluding Activities are designed to support reflective practice in each of the ten learning units. You must complete all 10 Concluding Activities to evidence you have completed the Flying Start NHS programme. As you complete the units, you are creating your evidence to support your NHS KSF interim and Joint Development Review.

  • Concluding Activity

    The 10 Concluding Activities are designed to support reflective practice in each of the ten learning units.  You must complete all 10 Concluding Activities to evidence you have completed the Flying Start NHS programme. As you complete the units, you are creating your evidence to support your NHS KSF development review and pay progression at the Foundation Gateway.

  • Concluding Activity

    The 10 Concluding Activities are designed to support reflective practice in each of the ten learning units. You must complete all 10 Concluding Activities to evidence that you have completed the Flying Start NHS programme. As you complete the units, you are creating your evidence to support your NHS KSF interim and Joint Development Review.

  • Concluding Activity

    The 10 Concluding Activities are designed to support reflective practice in each of the ten learning units.  You must complete all 10 Concluding Activities to evidence you have completed the Flying Start NHS® programme. As you complete the units, you are creating your evidence to support your NHS KSF interim and first gateway development reviews.

  • Concluding Activity

    The 10 Concluding Activities are designed to support reflective practice in each of the ten learning units.  You must complete all 10 Concluding Activities to evidence you have completed the Flying Start NHS programme. As you complete the units, you are creating your evidence to support your NHS KSF development review and pay progression at the Foundation Gateway.

  • Concluding Activity

    The 10 Concluding Activities are designed to support reflective practice in each of the ten learning units.  You must complete all 10 Concluding Activities to evidence you have completed the Flying Start NHS programme. As you complete the units, you are creating your evidence to support your NHS KSF development review and pay progression at the Foundation Gateway.

  • Concluding Activity

    The 10 Concluding Activities are designed to support reflective practice in each of the ten learning units. You must complete all 10 Concluding Activities to evidence you have completed the Flying Start NHS programme. As you complete the units, you are creating your evidence to support your NHS KSF development review and pay progression at the Foundation Gateway.

  • Concluding Activity

    The 10 Concluding Activities are designed to support reflective practice in each of the ten learning units.  You must complete all 10 Concluding Activities to evidence you have completed the Flying Start NHS programme. As you complete the units, you are creating your evidence to support your NHS KSF development review and pay progression at the Foundation Gateway.

  • Treatment skills and your KSF PDP

  • Interpersonal communication skills and your KSF PDP

  • Team communication skills - PDP

  • KSF post outlines in teams and skill sets

  • Reviewing your knowledge

  • Your NHS KSF Post outline

  • Safe practice: HAI

  • Managers Support

    Managers play a vital role in creating the right learning environment for newly qualifed practitioners.  By facilitating the space for an experienced mentor to support and guide the newest team member, managers can significantly reduce the stress that we know comes with being newly qualified.

  • Why develop a portfolio

  • Learning Outcomes

  • Reviewing your conflict resolution skills

  • Reviewing your stress management skills

  • Portfolio - improving health

  • Portfolio - enabling others

  • Portfolio – Evaluating care

  • Reviewing your knowledge of audit

  • Reviewing your knowledge of patient/client safety

  • Portfolio Accountability

  • Portfolio Activity

  • Your Flying Start NHS Portfolio

  • Reasons for Developing Your Career

  • Reviewing your assertiveness skills – PDP

  • Health

    This dimension focuses on maintaining and promoting the health, safety and security of everyone in the organisation or anyone who comes into contact with it. It includes tasks that are undertaken as a routine part of one's work such as moving and handling. Those who come into contact with the organisation will be anyone who interacts with an employee of the organisation or who is affected by the actions of the organisation.

  • Service Improvement

    This dimension is about improving services in the interests of the users of those services and the public as a whole. The services might be services might be services for the public (patients, clients, and carers) or services that support the smooth running of the organisation (such as finance, estates). The services might be single or multi-agency and uni or multi-professional.

  • Quality

    This dimensions relates to the maintaining high quality in all areas of work and practice, including the important aspect of effective team working. Quality can be supported using a range of different approaches including; codes of conduct and practice, evidence-based practice, guidelines, legislation, protocols, procedures, policies, standards and systems. This dimension supports the governance function in organisations - clinical, corporate, financial, information, staff etc.

  • Equality

    It is the responsibility of every person to act in ways that support equality and diversity. Equality and diversity is related to the actions and responsibilities of everyone - users of services, including patients, clients and carers; work colleagues; employees; people in other organisations; the public in general.

  • Communication

    This dimension relates to the effective communication in whatever form it takes place. Effective communication is a two way process. It involves identifying what others are communicating (eg through listening) as well as developing oneself, and the development of effective relationships.

  • Portfolio Activity

  • Reviewing your knowledge

  • Portfolio – Care/treatment skills

  • Professional bodies' web resources

  • Portfolio - clinical skills development

  • Portfolio Activity - Networks

  • Portfolio activity

  • Portfolio activity

  • Portfolio Activity

  • Portfolio activity

  • Concluding Activity

  • Portfolio - assessment and planning skills

  • Concluding Activity

  • Portfolio activity

  • Giving Feedback

  • Concluding Activity

  • The NHSScotland Healthcare Quality Strategy (2010)

  • Reviewing Your Knowledge of Clinical Supervision

  • Networks to support Clinical Improvement

  • FAQs

    Please find below a list of frequently asked questions which are designed to help you understand the aims and objectives of the Flying Start programme.  If you have a question which is not addressed here, please use the Contact Us function to ask the project team.

  • Mentors Role

    Successful implementation of the Flying Start NHS® learning programme is dependent on you as a skilled practitioner who is willing to share expertise and knowledge with your newest colleague.

  • Working with the uni or multidisciplinary team

  • Professional Regulation

  • Your Career Goals

  • Mentor Resources

    This section has been developed to support Flying Start mentors in their role.  Check this section regularly for new content as we continue to develop materials for mentors.

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