SCoT (Stroke Competency Toolkit)
The Stroke Competency Toolkit (SCoT) is a free Continuing Professional Development (CPD) resource, specific to stroke care and is based on the NHS Education (NES) Stroke Core Competencies (2005).
The SCoT provides a format which enables health and social care staff to evidence their learning and demonstrate their knowledge of the stroke care competencies through reflective practice over a six month period. It is also aligned to the NHS Knowledge & Skills Framework.
The SCoT comprises of two levels Core and Specalising. There are also Specalising competencies specifically for registered nurses working in Stroke Care which were developed in partnership with the Scottish Stroke Nurses Forum (SSNF).
The SCoT is aimed at health and social care staff who require to evidence their knowledge of the Stroke Core Competencies and how this is applied to their clinical practice. This applies to staff who are:
- Any member of the multi disciplinary team working in stroke care
- New to stroke – such as rotational staff or those new in post
- Stroke experienced members of the multi disciplinary team
To get started register here and complete the online tutorial. Alternatively you can down load the related documents and complete manually.
Funding has been granted by the National Advisory Committee for Stroke (NACS) to enable the development of specialising competencies for Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Speech & Language Therapists.
This work is in progress and is in partnership with the Scottish Stroke AHP Forum (SSAHPF). These competencies will be available online at by May 2013.
For further information on the SCoT please download the information leaflet or contact:
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland
Third Floor, Rosebery House
9 Haymarket Terrace
Email: Heather Bryceland
Tel: 0131 225 6963