Clinical Supervision in the NHS — Some Useful References

  1. Nurses and Midwives Council (2008) Clinical supervision for registered nurses. London; "Clinical supervision should be available to registrants throughout their careers; clinical supervision is an important part of clinical governance."
  2. Manchester Supervision Scale. Evaluation tool.
  3. Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (2009) Professional Standards: "The RCSLT encourages speech and language therapists to monitor the effectiveness of their practice through clinical audit, outcome measurement and clinical supervision."
  4. The British Association of Art Therapists (2009): "Code of Practice requires that supervision from a recognised supervisor be regularly taken of the therapist's clinical practice."
  5. DH (2004); The NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework and the Development Review process.
  6. Butterworth J & Woods D (1988); Clinical Governance and Clinical Supervision; working together to ensure safe and accountable practice. School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting, University of Manchester: "participating in clinical supervision in an active way is a clear demonstration of an individual exercising their responsibility under clinical governance. Organisations have a responsibility to ensure that individual clinicians have access to appropriate supervision and support in the exercise of their joint and individual responsibilities."
  7. DH (2004); Standards for Better Health, Standard C5b, p11.
  8. British Psychological Society (2009) specifies weekly supervision for qualified and trainee staff in the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) system.