Healthcare professionals worldwide are required to undertake a designated number of hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) per year, measured by a set of points. In Ghana, trainings by PharmAccess’ SafeCare, the standards and methodology to improve quality of care, are now officially recognized as a CPD activity, by major medical professional bodies in the country.
The healthcare professionals connected to the Medical & Dental Council, Allied Health Professions Council, Pharmacy Council, and Nurses & Midwifery Council can now follow the SafeCare assessor training and the SafeCare assessor refresher training and earn CPD points whilst adding to their skills and knowledge. Also eligible is the ‘Introduction to Quality Improvement in Healthcare, a facility-site training for health professionals in quality improvement.
The recognition is important as it demonstrates the value for health workers to continuously engage in healthcare quality improvement. Through SafeCare, health workers and staff at all levels can benefit from innovative approaches to improve clinical quality and business performance, using interactive learning methods. and a digital toolset, making the quality journey transparent and engaging.
Bonifacia Benefo Agyei, SafeCare program manager in Ghana commented: ‘’Quality of care in resource restricted countries can vary greatly. These CPD points will enable health workers to provide better care for their patients, using the accredited SafeCare standards and quality improvement method. Better care leads to increased trust of people in the system and eventually, better health outcomes for all. We are looking forward to a wider recognition of SafeCare for CPD points by other medical bodies in the country, as well as beyond’’.
Find below an overview of the recognized CPD points for each of the medical body.