This week I’ve been on a course just outside Birmingham, and so as you may have noticed it’s been a relatively “light” week as far as tweeting goes! It does however, mean that this week’s #TOTW is:
The course was an induction for becoming a Union Learning Representative, which I am in my department at Aintree University Hospital. I had such a great time meeting fellow radiographers, both diagnostic and therapeutic. It was also great to meet a number of officers from the Society, particularly Kevin Tucker, Louise Coleman and Sue Johnson. We were shown how to use tools that will enable us to record our continued professional development (CPD), and how to promote the benefits of this to our management and more importantly to our members.
One of the main things that I took from the course was that CPD needs to be done in bite-size chunks. It’s not just a nice thing to do, but a necessity for our professional registration. I’m one of those types that puts things off until I feel i’ve got enough time to complete a task. It’s not possible! So, I need to learn to break CPD up into smaller bite-size chunks and to record it regularly.
So, if you’re a radiographer and *NOT* currently a member of the SCoR, then please, please, please take a look at the website and give it some serious consideration. If you *ARE* already, then I hope you are taking advantage of the great benefits that stem from being a member of your professional body!
That’s all folks!