Welcome to the clinical supervision resource. This resource has been created to support all registered healthcare practitioners develop relevant knowledge and skills for participating in clinical supervision. In particular, it has a focus on the restorative component of supervision.
Scotland’s Position Statement on supervision for Allied Health Professions (2018) states that all AHP practitioners, irrespective of their level of practice or experience, should have access to, and be prepared to make constructive use of supervision. The Nursing 2030 Vision published by the Scottish Government (2017) considers supervision to be an essential part of support for nurses, while changes to the regulation of supervision in midwifery (NMC, 2017) has provided the opportunity to adopt a refreshed approach to supervision in practice.
The Clinical Supervision resource comprises four units.
Unit 1 is for both supervisors and supervisees.
Unit 2-4 are for those undertaking the supervision role (supervisors).
Unit 1 is designed to provide supervisors and supervisees with an introduction to clinical supervision; what it is, the purpose, processes and potential benefits.
Unit 2 focuses on the process of clinical supervision; the models and frameworks practitioners, preparing to facilitate clinical supervision, can use to help structure their practice.
Unit 3 presents information relating to the skills that are used to facilitate clinical supervision in more detail, including theories, approaches, skills and techniques for effectively facilitating reflective practice with supervisees.
Unit 4 aims to develop knowledge in relation to clinical supervisors’ leadership role in promoting professionalism and person-centred, safe and effective care.