Julia is the name of our brand new website and app for Allied Health Professionals (AHPs). It provides AHPs with a convenient, comprehensive and hassle-free way of recording evidence of their Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
AHPs consist of 14 distinct occupations, including art, drama and music therapists, dietitians, occupational therapists, osteopaths, paramedics, physiotherapists, radiographers and speech and language therapists.
AHPs are required by their professional regulating body, the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), to accumulate and retain evidence of their learning, as part of their CPD. The HCPC audits 2.5% of each professional cohort each year and AHPs need to produce a log of their CPD with reflections.
As a result, these healthcare professionals need to regularly track and document the skills, knowledge and experience they gain both formally and informally as they work, beyond any initial training, then reflect and report on this.
Until now, AHPs have had to resort to a variety of media in order to keep a record of their CPD progress, which might include photos, documents, course notes, and handwritten notes relating to their work experience and practical tasks they have completed. Their audit requires them to keep an accurate record of all of this information, which in itself presents AHPs with a considerable burden, above and beyond the demands of their actual day job!
Julia solves this problem and removes CPD nightmares by providing AHPs with a single place for all of these differing pieces of evidence to be kept, bringing them together into a manageable, easily maintained, digital resource.
However, Julia is not just a filing cabinet. It has many more benefits to offer the AHP:
Plus importantly, Julia has been developed in collaboration with 50 AHPs of all professions, to help us build exactly what health professionals are looking for. Development work on Julia will continue to ensure that AHPs' new feature requests and preferences are incorporated.
Are you an AHP interested in Julia, or know someone who might need help recording their CPD? You can start your free trial here.
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