HSCP Leadership, Education and Development Supports

Information on Education and Development (items briefly outlined below) can be accessed by visiting the HSCP Hub on www.hseland.ie.

Undertaking continuing professional development

Continuing professional development (CPD) is the means by which health and social care professionals maintain and improve their knowledge, skills and performance, and develop the professional qualities required throughout their professional life.  CPD is an integral component in the continuing provision of safe and effective services for the benefit of service users.  

Engaging in research

The HSCP Research Group has hosted a number of research conferences and develops resources, initiatives and events to promote and share research conducted by HSCP in clinical and academic settings, e.g. HSCP Research Speed Networking Events, Research Handbook.

Working with students – Practice Education

Student placements are a core part of most professional training programmes to enter the Health and Social Care Professions.  Practice Educationis essential in ensuring future workforce supply that is fit for purpose, through collaboration between HSCP in practice and Higher Education Institutes (HEIs). Work based placements for HSCP are predominantly provided by the HSE and HSE funded bodies in line with the requisite HEI education Programme curricula, regulatory requirements and/or where applicable, professional body accreditation criteria. This section includes practice education resources, i.e. documents, reports, and access to the on line practice educator course etc.

Digital Health

The recently developed resources – Telehealth Toolkit and Telehealth Practice Examples (2021) can be accessed here.


This section contains many leadership resources, i.e. Leadership Report, 2019, Leadership Survey Report, 2020, Leadership Webinars etc.

HSCP Best Practice and Innovation Awards

Details on the finalists and winning projects, is available here. 

Access links to relevant organisations and publications

Access links to relevant organisations and publications

Latest news and events

Find out about upcoming events, meetings and workshops here.