A survey of all AHP staff in Scotland is being undertaken between now and 2 November 2018 to help the NHS Education for Scotland AHP Practice Education programme understand how allied health professionals are participating in supervision.
Radiographers are urged to take part.
Following the launch of Scotland’s National Statement on Supervision for AHPs, NES wants to clarify what is needed to ensure all AHPs can access supervision and support.
What is meant by supervision?
Scotland’s Position Statement on Supervision for AHPs describes the principles of supervision, its purpose and uses the following definition to describe it as: ‘A working alliance between practitioners in which they aim to enhance clinical practice, fulfill the goals of the employing organisation and the profession, meet ethical, professional and best practice standards…while providing personal support and encouragement in relation to professional practice’ Kavanagh et al (cited in Dawson, 2013).
Why is a survey needed?
The evidence says that good supervision enables staff to feel supported, engaged and resilient in the delivery of safe, effective and person centred care. The survey information will be used to develop implementation plans which will help embed good supervision practice in the workplace and the development of resources to support this.
The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and is anonymised so data cannot be used to identify individuals. It needs to be completed at one time.