Keeping up to date with current evidence and literature is part of your responsibility and a requirement of your regulator - either the NMC or HPC. Use the references in this unit, and also remember that The Knowledge Network is an excellent source of information and a site where you can share knowledge with peers.
Here are the references used in this unit, you can access them free via The Knowledge Network
Alsop, A. (2001) Competence unfurled: Developing portfolio practice Occupational Therapy International 8 (2) 126 - 131
Haylock, P.M. (2003) Charting the course of your Nursing Career. American Journal of Nursing Career Guide. 103, 33-36
Henwood, S., Edie, J., Flinton, D., Simpson, R. (1998) Continuing professional development - a re-examination of the facts. Radiography 4, 5 - 8
Scottish Executive (2002) Building on Success: Future Directions for the Allied Health Professions in Scotland. Edinburgh, Scottish Executive.
Scottish Executive Health Department (2005a) Framework for Developing Nursing Roles. Edinburgh, Scottish Executive
Scottish Executive Health Department (2005b) Framework for Role Development in the Allied Health Professions. Edinburgh, Scottish Executive