HCSW Learning Framework

HCSW Learning Framework

'Clinical HCSWs play an extremely valuable role in teams, and their learning and development is very important. This framework values the contribution of HCSW and promotes learning which will support safe, effective and person-centred care'. Caroline Lamb, Chief Executive, Summer 2016

For the first time, there is a single approach in NHS Scotland to develop Clinical HCSWs. The HCSW Learning Framework can be used to:

  • Fully develop in your current Clinical HCSW role
  • Understand and prepare for a higher banded post
  • Make informed choices about the right learning for you
  • Support meaningful conversations in KSF/Personal Development Plan meetings
  • Plan your future career
  • Understand your role in helping students and others to learn
  • Get involved with service improvement projects
  • Develop your leadership skills 

The HCSW Learning Framework has 4 Pillars of Practice and is based on the Career Framework for registered staff.   It recognises how complex Clinical HCSW roles have become, and helps to explain the difference in expectations and learning for Clinical HCSWs in Agenda for Change roles at Band 2, 3 and 4. 

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