Simplified Knowledge and Skills Framework

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Simplified Knowledge and Skills Framework

The new (simplified) Knowledge and Skills Framework, which provides staff to identify the core skills they need to do their job and meet their development needs. It focuses on 6 core dimensions covering key areas that apply to every job; to wit:
• Communication;
• Personal and people development;
• Health, safety and security;
• Service improvement;
• Quality;
• Equality and diversity.
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The main purpose of the project was to develop a user-friendly framework that brings together children and young people's policies, strategic agenda and current competencies such as Skills for Health (Skills for Health, 2009), NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (DH, 2004) and GP training standards (Royal College of General Practitioners, 2007).
These included the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) and Skills for Health since they are specific to health, but also generic literature and frameworks for competence as they also informed knowledge and understanding of the subject area (DH, 2004; Skills for Health, 2008; RCN, 2004; DWP, 2003).
2004) The NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework and the development review process.
It takes a "hands-on" approach, addressing the many practical issues in identifying, evaluating, and meeting continuing professional development needs; outlines the importance of life-long learning for clinical psychologists; explores the continuing professional development needs of clinical psychologists at different stages of their careers; includes a chapter on the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework and its implications for applied psychologists; gives examples of good practice; and considers likely future developments in the field.
The NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (NHS KSF) defines and describes the knowledge and skills that NHS staff need to apply in their work to deliver quality services.
Despite the existence of a national NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework, the elements of the NHS KSF that consider spiritual care are limited and provide a focus on meeting religious needs rather than a detailed map or curriculum for education.
The Multi-Faith Group for Health Chaplaincy, (18) through its Standards Committee and the Chaplaincy Education and Development Group, created a framework of occupational standards designed to link to the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework and enable chaplains to explain their work to others in structured terms.
The NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (NHS KSF) and the development review process (October 2004).