Are you working in paediatrics?

New resource to support your CPD planning

A new resource has just been published which aims to support those working with children and young people to consider and plan their CPD requirements. Authored by respected paediatric osteopaths, Liz Hayden, Ben Katz and Nancy Nunn, the ‘Guidance for working with children and young people’ has been created to provide a framework for identifying CPD learning in paediatric osteopathy.


Nancy Nunn, co-author and former Head of Education at the Osteopathic Centre for Children, said of the guide: “For anyone
that has recently graduated or wishing to consider paediatrics as part of their practice, the guide provides an insight into the level and scope of post-registration CPD recommended to work with this diverse group of patients. “One of the first things you learn when you study paediatrics in any field, is that children are not just little adults; their musculoskeletal structure is very different. There are also many examples of how a young child’s body functions in ways dissimilar to adults because their physiology and normal response to pathology may be quite unfamiliar to you when your reference and experience is based on adult patients.

“The document covers the main areas in which providing osteopathic care to children and young people differs from working with adults and the core clinical knowledge you need to be familiar with when working with this group.”

Within the guide are links to high-quality learning resources and each topic is mapped to the Osteopathic Practice Standards (OPS), making it easy to demonstrate how you have met the requirements of the new CPD scheme once you have completed learning in that particular topic. Also included in the resource is a useful self-assessment tool for self-directed learning, which can be completed and added as evidence of your CPD. Liz Hayden, co-author and Osteopathic Alliance representative, went on to say:

“While the guide provides a framework for training for those starting out in paediatrics, even for experienced osteopaths it provides indicators for where our knowledge can be updated. The self-assessment tool is a great way to identify where a refresh would be worthwhile.”

Ben Katz, who has been instrumental in driving the production of the guide since the early stages of the project said: “We worked closely with both undergraduate and post-registration paediatric educators to contribute to the guide. The aim of the project was to work collaboratively, consulting widely with educators, researchers, and experienced paediatric osteopaths to produce what we hope will be embraced as a valuable resource for anyone working with children. I would like to personally thank everyone that has been involved in its development.”

Download the guide here and start planning your CPD.

The guide is published by the Osteopathic Development Group (ODG). For more information about the ODG, click here.