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Resources for Communities of Practice (COP)

Good Practice Points on Communities of Practice

This Good Practice Points factsheet sets out how health visitors can create a positive practice environment by engaging in Communities of Practice to:

  • Provide opportunities to share knowledge.
  • Build professional identity.
  • Enhance excellence in practice; positively impacting outcomes for children, young people and families.

It is authored by Paulette Kerr, Institute of Health Visiting, Jayne Hollinshead, Regional Project Lead Institute of Health Visiting and Practice Education Facilitator Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, and Linda Stirling, Education Officer Institute of Health Visiting and Team Leader Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership Trust.