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“Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern, a set of problems, or a passion about a topic, and who deepen their knowledge and expertise in this area by interacting on an ongoing basis.”

Etienne Wenger

The MND Association hosts the MND Professionals’ Community of Practice, a peer led group of health and social care professionals encouraging and developing improvements in MND care. We do this by providing high quality networking and learning opportunities, as well as leading innovative projects. We develop tools, resources and best practice to assist practitioners and advance their skills and practice. 

Our shared passion is improving the lives of people affected by MND. This is your community of practice – it is yours to participate in and to shape. Being an active member of the Community of Practice could count towards your professional CPD requirement.

At the centre of the community is a group of experienced, knowledgeable, and passionate professionals – the Expert Core. These colleagues are the official representative core MDT, keen to establish the community and maintain a thriving learning and development environment.

Together as a community we will:

  • support continuous professional development
  • support service development
  • champion collaboration, cross disciplinary awareness and engagement
  • develop and share resources, knowledge and good practice
  • raise awareness of MND outside the immediate MND community.

Networking events for professionals throughout the year

Your network

Discussion is important, it can provide reassurance, help to solve a problem or spark an idea. These events bring you together with other members of the Community, giving you a bit of time away from clinic to genuinely network and share ideas with your nationwide team. 

Your learning

Throughout the year, these events will bring you presentations from experienced clinicians and professionals about new pathways, clinical practice, and CPD on priority subjects identified by members. Importantly, at these you get a vital chance to discuss each topic, share any current issues and explore best practice with your colleagues nationwide. 

Your platform

As well as networking and learning, these events are an opportunity to share your experience with your Community of Practice colleagues– by giving a 10 minute presentation supported by a poster. The content you share could be a case study, an audit, or an action you took to improve your service. It could also be something that didn’t work – we learn from mistakes and the community is a safe space.
If you want to share in this way, please take a look at the submission form. Making a presentation could count towards your professional CPD requirement. The Expert Core will review the proposals and speakers will be confirmed for up and coming events – we will work with you to ensure your presentation and poster production run smoothly.

We hope you will be a part of it.

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