The Supporting Physicians' Professionalism and Performance (SPPP) framework is designed to add to the College's Professional Qualities Curriculum by helping Fellows and trainees reflect on their practice and performance and to identify areas of strength as well as opportunities for learning and professional development.
Official Launch of the SPPP video
The College is delighted to announce the launch of the SPPP video at Congress 2013. The video provides SPPP stories and experiences from Fellows and trainees who have used the SPPP framework in their practice.
The SPPP video will be made available on the SPPP webpage following Congress and promoted via the e-newsletter channels. Stay tuned!
Congress 2013: Contemporary Issues in Professionalism, Professionalism and Performance Stream
Don't miss this great opportunity to join the discussion regarding the contemporary issues in professionalism.
Two sessions will be held on Monday 27th May to discuss the importance of physician leadership and communication.
To register, please visit the RACP Congress 2013 website: http://www.racpcongress2013.com.au/
Why should self reflection be an integral component of my practice?
Reflection underpins all learning - we do it all the time, often without realising it.
The SPPP framework helps us to be explicit about the expectations of performance held by our colleagues and our community. Our "demonstrable professionalism" as physicians.
The process of reflection:
• Ensures that we do learn from our day to day practice
• Provides insight to your performance through self appraisal
• Helps you identify your learning needs and prioritise your professional development
Examples of Self reflection models
Figure 1. Kolb DA. Experiential learning: experience as the source of learning and development. Prentice-Hall; 1984.
Figure 2. Burton AJ. Reflection: nursing’s practice and education panacea? J Adv Nurs. 2000;31(5):1009–1017.
Self Reflection Templates (Word format)
How do I gain MyCPD credits for self reflection?
You may find after you reflect on your performance that there are domains in the SPPP framework that would benefit from additional learning or support. This gives you the opportunity to target your CPD to specific professionalism domains, allowing you to claim CPD credits.
Documenting your reflections and any subsequent professional development is essential. Reflective writing has the advantage of capturing both documentation and your reflections at the same time. Alternatively you could utilise specifically designed templates to structure your reflections and documentation which are available from the SPPP webpage.
Documented reflective practice is currently claimable in MyCPD under Category 5: Practice Review and Appraisal at 3 credits per hour.
SPPP Guide E-handbook browser http://sppp-guide.racp.edu.au/
Essentially, a website that is compatible on a desktop and most smartphones (iPhones and Androids).
Self Reflection Templates (Word format)
The framework within the SPPP Guide outlines ten core domains which together aim to describe what it means to be a "good doctor". The central component of this framework is medical expertise, which reflects the specific knowledge and skills of our chosen specialty area.
The SPPP Guide is primarily a self-reflection tool for use by individuals to help them understand their own performance. Although there may be many ways to use this framework, we anticipate most will use it proactively to plan their continuing professional development (CPD) activities.
Fellows and trainees may also utilise the SPPP Guide to improve their relationships with patients, colleagues and/or organisations. In some situations the SPPP framework may form the basis of discussions between colleagues or be used to contribute to an organisational performance development conversation.
The College recognises that beyond clinical knowledge, the qualities physicians bring to their daily work need to be supported and developed.
See below for workshops and courses that relate directly to the SPPP domains:
Public Policy Training Course
Australian Aboriginal Child Health modules
Overseas Trained Physicians Orientation modules
Further professionalism modules are scheduled for development throughout the second half of 2012 and into 2013.
Quantum Leap Conference, 24 September 2012
Pre-workshop, "Understanding the Performance of Clinicians"
(The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association and the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards, together with Women's and Children's Healthcare Australasia)
Meaningful measurement of individual performance, Associate Professor Ian Scott
Why is understanding clinical performance important? Dr Grant Phelps
Supporting Physicians' Professionalism & Performance, Dr Sarah Dalton
AMA National Conference, 26 May 2012
SPPP Presentation, Professionalism in the Workplace, Dr Grant Phelps
SPPP Guide Launch & Session Video Presentations, RACP Congress 2012
SPPP Guide Launch, Professor John Kolbe and Dr Jonathan Burdon
Overview of SPPP, Dr Grant Phelps and Professor Richard Doherty
General Feedback to the SPPP Implementation Pilot Study, Dr Sarah Dalton
SPPP AFOEM Case Study, Dr Judy Balint
Regulators and Change, Professor Ron Paterson
Conjoint Medical Education Seminar, The Medical Professional in the 21st Century: Competent, Fit and Safe, 2012
(The Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada)
Video presentations from this seminar are available online for viewing, please click here.
Keynote speakers include:
Sir Liam Donaldson, Chairman, National Patient Safety Agency London, UK
Prof Clifford Hughes AO, Chief Executive Officer, Clinical Excellence Commission, NSW, Australia
Dr Kieran Le Plastrier, Psychiatry Registrar, Director, G7 Medical Consulting, Australia
Prof Ron Paterson, Professor of Health Law & Policy, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Prof Linda Snell, Professor of Medicine, Centre for Medical Education, McGill University, Canada
Professionalism Reflection Series - Edition 2
SPPP Article - RACP News, December, 2012
Professionalism Reflection Series - Edition 1
SPPP Article - RACP News, August, 2012
SPPP Article - RACP News, June, 2012
Consensus Statement - Medical Professionalism, RACP News, April 2012
SPPP Article - RACP News, February, 2012
SPPP Article - RACP News, December, 2011
SPPP Article - RACP News, October, 2011
SPPP Article - RACP News, April 2011
SPPP Article - RACP News, February, 2011
SPPP Article - RACP News, December, 2010
SPPP Article - RACP News, June, 2010
This website will continually be updated with the latest news regarding the project. Should you have any other questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The development of the SPPP Guide was partly funded by the MIIAA.