Shc 52 Essay

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1.1 Explain the importance of continually improving knowledge and practice The importance of continually improving knowledge and working practice is to ensure that I am aware of and adhere to all the current health and social care standards, legislations and guidelines for good practice in my work place. Improving myself benefits not only me, but the company I work for, my co-workers and the service users we help care for. It enables me to keep up to date and change proactively to make sure that the service I offer is relevant and appropriate to care the service users. The service users must be confident that they can trust the people that they receive care from. As a manager this should be an ongoing activity which is the “norm” for a care organisation which will enhance the quality of my work, make staff happier which can only make for positive outcomes for the care home and the service users. I am reasonable for completing all CQC applications and notifications, policies and procedures, general risk assessments, DBS checks, dealing with complaints etc. I am responsible for others such as staff, my service users, families and visitors etc. so it is imperative that I am knowledgeable in all areas of management to enable me to manage effectively and within the legislations set out by CQC. Continuing my professional development has been important for my career and has helped me vastly with problem solving. 1.2 Analyse potential barriers to professional development Professional development refers to the acquisition of skills and knowledge both for personal development and for career enhancement. Potential barriers to continuing professional development could be • Lack of budget from the organisation – an adequate training budget should be in place and agreed each year to keep up to date with ongoing and new training courses. • Lack of supportive staff –
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