Competency frameworks

In addition to the Career framework for the NHS, three other frameworks apply to roles in health. 

These documents are very detailed. If you are not familiar with them and how to use them, you may find it useful to talk to your manager, mentor or a colleague with more experience.

It's also important to note the term ‘competence’ is used in a variety of ways. Here we define it as ‘the ability to perform an activity, or activities, to a required standard’. In the UK, the word has been used to refer to occupational standards of performance.

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