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Healthcare professions

Statements benchmarking academic and practitioner standards in healthcare subjects 

These statements are for benchmarking academic and practitioner standards in healthcare subjects. They are drafted by working groups that include academics, practitioners and representatives of the healthcare professional and statutory regulatory bodies.
 
 
Health visiting (2001)(PDF, 98KB) Occupational therapy (2001)(PDF, 101KB) 
 

The development of these statements

The first group of statements was prepared in 2001, funded by the departments of health in the UK. In 2004, the Department of Health (England) contracted us to develop further statements. A review of the subject benchmark statements for the health professions is currently under discussion within the healthcare sector. An update will be provided when the outcome of these discussions becomes clear.

Statement of common purpose for subject benchmark statements for the health and social care professions (PDF, 92KB)

Final report of the Department of Health benchmarking project (PDF, 51KB)