The College of Operating Department Practitioners (CODP) together with Royal Colleges and other professional organisations representing the range of clinicians across primary and secondary care, have come together in the interests of the quality and standards of patient care and the professional skills and development of their members to:
- Affirm our joint commitment to the importance of multi-professional team working to deliver better outcomes for patients.
- Identify key issues which need to be addressed to enable clinicians to work to their full potential and practice at the top of their licence to deliver the highest quality healthcare at a time when the NHS is under unprecedented financial and workload pressures.
- Jointly commit to work together and with employers, educators and government to deliver real improvement in services to patients and the work experience of professional clinical staff.
Key issues identified within the statement include:
- Recruitment and retention
- New solutions for delivering healthcare
- Professional development/career pathways
- Valuing staff
Signatories to the joint statement as well as CODP are the:
- Academy for Healthcare Science
- Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
- British Association of Art Therapists
- British Dental Association
- Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
- College of Optometrists
- Queen’s Nursing Institute
- Royal College of Midwives
- Royal College of Nursing
- Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists
- Royal Pharmaceutical Society
- Society of Radiographers
The statement can be accessed on the Academy of Medical Colleges website: www.aomrc.org.uk/statements/joint-professions-statement/