Journal articlesReducing funding for CPD courses: what does it mean for tissue viability?

Reducing funding for CPD courses: what does it mean for tissue viability?

14/03/17 | Education, Professional Development | Karen Ousey, Jackie Stephen-Haynes, Joy Tickle, Fiona Downie, Josie Rudman, Alexandra Bishop

There has been minimal discussion in the literature regarding cuts to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provided by Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) for nurses and allied healthcare professionals (AHPs) across England. Many healthcare professionals rely on funding from Health Education England (HEE) — either provided to Trusts or HEIs — to access modules and courses delivered by HEIs with some staff being able to secure study leave from their employers to complete a programme of study. Funding in England for CPD has been the subject of severe cuts across the country during 2016/2017, from 12% in the East Midlands to 45% in the North East according to the Council of Deans (2016).