What is the role of the NCEPOD Ambassador?

NCEPOD Ambassador will be in a position to support both NCEPOD Local Reporters and their fellow clinicians working alongside of NCEPOD. The role will cover support over the organisations in their Trust. For more information about this role please click here.

For a details explaining what information NCEPOD collects as a poster, please click here.

Local Reporter and Ambassador days

Throughout this year NCEPOD has been holding Local Reporter & Ambassador training days. These have been a great success, and allowed us to meet Local Reporters and Ambassadors to discuss current studies, NCEPOD's history, and helpful ideas to aid the role that Local Reporters and Ambassadors undertake. For details of the next available training day, please click here.

NCEPOD is unable to cover travel expenses for these days.

Presentation slides for those who've attended the days can be downloaded here.

How does participation in NCEPOD relate to CPD?

As part of the methods used to collect information on patient care, confidential questionnaires are sent to consultant clinicians. These questionnaires require consultants to review patient notes and answer a series of questions related to the management of patients under their care. This process gives them an opportunity to reflect on various aspects of patient care. This activity has continuing medical and professional developmental merit. Consequently, NCEPOD recommends that consultants who complete NCEPOD questionnaires keep a record of this activity which can be included as evidence of internal / self-directed Continuous Professional Development in their appraisal portfolio.

How can Trusts/Healthboards self assess their compliance with NCEPOD recommendations?

A self assessment tool (now called Recommendation Checklist) is available for download on each NCEPOD report page. This allows hospitals to assess themselves against the recommendations from a published report and to track action where necessary. These assessment tools are suitable for amendment by each hospital as appropriate.

Click here to view published NCEPOD reports.