Allied Health Professions Education and Workforce Policy Review: Practice Based Learning Subgroup minutes: September 2022

Minutes from the meeting of the subgroup on 1 September 2022.

Attendees and apologies

  • Alison Keir, Allied Health Professions Federation Scotland (AHPFS) 
  • Dr Margot McBride, Allied Health Professions Federation Scotland (AHPFS) 
  • Elizabeth Anne McKay, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Jane Dudgeon, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde 
  • Ailidh Hunter, NHS Education for Scotland (NES) 
  • Karin Massie, NHS Education for Scotland (NES)
  • Donna Wynne, Robert Gordon University
  • Julie King, Allied Health Professions Federation Scotland (AHPFS)
  • Sarah Goudie, NHS Highland
  • Jacqueline Waterfield, Queen Margaret University
  • Sean Torrens, Scottish Government
  • Anne Wallace, Scottish Government
  • Abby Campbell, Scottish Government 
  • Alison Moore, Scottish Government


  • Anita Volkert, Glasgow Caledonian University 
  • Fiona Coutts, Queen Margaret University
  • Amanda Wong, Scottish Directors of AHPs (SDAHP)

Items and actions

Review of actions, highlight report and note of last meeting  

It was noted that the minutes of the previous practice based learning meeting held on 4 August 2022 were agreed and will be published.

Update on previously agreed action points:

  • investigate whether the notes from NHS Education Scotland (NES) presentation can be accessed via objective connect - complete
  • subgroups to begin looking at recommendations to be included as part of next meeting's agenda - complete

Secondary drivers: jamboard     

The group reviewed and discussed the secondary drivers, agreement was made that Scottish Government officials will review and reissue the driver diagram.                

Subgroup recommendations     

Members were asked whether it would be pertinent for a subgroup to begin examining recommendations for the review.

Members agreed that instead of a subgroup, a further meeting should be held the week commencing 10 October 2022. 

Workforce planning and practice based learning  

Members discussed the linkages workforce planning and practice based learning.  

Members stressed the importance of diversifying the range of practice education opportunities as far as possible. The group agreed that the debate should not be seen as about limiting future workforce numbers based on the number of practice educators, but instead should be taken as an opportunity to expand both and and to consider practice based learning which support the needs of a future facing workforce.

Any other business

The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday 6 October 2022 from 2pm to 3.30pm.

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