Define a professional portfolio and governance within the context of advanced practice To consider critically useful types of evidence for portfolios To write a recent learning event using and established pro-forma To identify areas for further professional development in an action plan (if time) “A professional portfolio is a structured collection of different types of evidence that show the individual’s professional goals, competencies, career achievements and continuing professional development activities and experiences.” Andre and Heartfield, 2007: 2 The benchmark should be viewed as a minimum threshold. It comprises 28 elements clustered under the following four themes: • clinical/direct care practice; • leadership and collaborative practice; • improving quality and developing practice; • developing self and others. Employer – governance arrangements Record of CPD (PREP) Personal and professional development tool Master Level Study appropriate to role Keep a portfolio of evidence structured in accordance with agreed Health Board Templates Templates include evidence of problem solving, critical thinking, reflection, clinical updating, leadership, research, and relevant metrics. Portfolio to be available for independent review Must identify competencies appropriate to role and job description Competence must be demonstrably assessed using appropriate tools, evidenced to the portfolio What could you include in your portfolio as sources of evidence in relation to: Clinical practice Education Management & leadership Research Write one on each ‘’post it’’ and as many as you can identify CLINICAL Learning event Setting Client’s concern discussed Focus for assessment Rationale for that focus Competence demonstrated Learning achieved and reflection EDUCATIONAL Learning event Setting Presentation Audience and level Rationale for topic Questions/Feedback from delegates Reflection of learning Write up a learning event that recently occurred – take a few minutes Discuss in buzz groups Consider the rationale for the focus that was adopted Identify one within your group where a significant learning event occurred and any subsequent action Personal details Job description Advanced Practice criteria E.g. DH Position Statement Self Assessment/Evaluation Evidence to support self-assessment process E.g. Learning event 360 degree feedback (NHS Institute 2010; Brutus 1999) Reflective practice PROCESS TOOLS SCOT Action plan Learning event Structured reflection Force field analysis PRODUCT TOOLS Activity log Learning event summary Record of competence Witness statement Records of peer observation DOPS (from RCGP) S Limitation / Challenge / Weakness O T Informed by your strengths and limitations identified from the above SLOT analysis write an action plan with outcomes to further strengthen your advanced practice Andre K. And Heartfield M. (2008) Professional portfolios: evidence of competency for nurses and midwives. Sydney: Churchill Livingstone. Department of Health (2010) Advanced Level Nursing: A Position Statement COI for DH Norman K. (ed.) (2008) Portfolios in the nursing profession: use in assessment and professional development. London: Quay Books. Timmins F. (2008) Making sense of portfolios: a guide for nursing students. Maidenhead: Open University Press.