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Core Dimension 1 - Communication

This dimension relates to the effective communication in whatever form it takes place. Effective communication is a two way process. It involves identifying what others are communicating (eg through listening) as well as developing oneself, and the development of effective relationships.

Flying Start NHS® and the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework are closely linked, as they both focus on developing and applying skills in the workplace. The relationship between them allows practitioners to develop a single portfolio of evidence of their developing competence and capability. It acts as a framework and set of resources to work towards the NHS KSF Foundation gateway review, it does not guarantee progression, as this decision is based on application of the learning to the work setting.