• Tara Humphrey

The CEPN Survival Kit

As an interim project manager, when my contract draws to the end. My team and I leave my clients with a CEPN Manual (aka CEPN Survival Kit), as a way to keep the systems and processes we have implemented running as business as usual.  Although every CEPN is different, the survival kit (which is condensed into one document) tends to include: 1. A list of key contacts2. Frequently asked questions 3. The CEPN operating plan 4. Directions on how to use applications (i.e. Mailchimp or the website)5. Local strategic documents (i.e. local place based plans, CCG strategies)6. A list of scheduled meetings 7. The process on how to coordinate:- CEPN board meetings which include agenda templates- Health Education England CEPN progress reports which includes previous submissions- The CEPN newsletter8. Governance documents 9. Previously submitted bids along with any relevant contracts 10. Bid ideas that could be developed in the future11. Mentor registers 12. Decision making processes (i.e. how to commission CPD and past training needs analysis) The benefits of capturing this information will: - Facilitate effective communication- Support consistency and aid quality control - Increase productivity- Facilitate training Whilst documenting these systems and processes are time-consuming to create at first and whether your CEPN uses interim staff or not. It is good practice to get in the habit of pulling this information together to try and retain as much intelligence and information as you can to ensure to a smooth running of your CEPN.