A recent survey targeting BABICM members in relation to the ESP has yielded encouraging outcomes, drawing responses from 91 participants. We extend our gratitude to each contributor for their valuable input.
The findings were as follows:
• Around 9.89% of respondents support the proposal for BABICM to develop an academic case management course. This initiative aims to provide non-registered practitioners with an opportunity to enhance their skills in Brain and Complex Injury case management.
• A notable 47.25% of participants are in favour of BABICM creating academic pathways designed for registered case managers. These pathways could be integrated into formal education programs or offered as standalone CPD modules, with a focus on advancing expertise in case management of brain and complex Injury cases.
• Approximately 6.59% of survey respondents advocate for the establishment of apprenticeship-style courses. These courses could cater to non-registered practitioners, supporting their pathway to become registered case managers and acquire proficiency in brain and complex Injury case management.
• Interestingly, 36.26% of survey participants express support for both the proposed academic case management course (point 1) and the apprenticeship-style courses (point 3).
The results show that most members welcome the development of academic pathways relating to brain and complex injury qualifications, at all levels. The ability for members to access specialist stand-alone modules, was also confirmed.
Many members agreed that having accessible courses that are delivered via other routes such as apprenticeships was also important. The IRCM are working on their certificate of proficiency in case management and the accreditation and standards required for achieving the certificate. Once these are known, BABICM will be able to review how BABICM apprenticeships might support non-registered practitioners to achieve their IRCM registration and develop their careers within Brain and complex case management.
These results will serve as valuable guidance as BABICM plans for future education initiatives.