CONFERD-HP stands for the recommendations for reporting COmpeteNcy FramEwoRk Development in Health Professions. CONFERD-HP is a consensus-based reporting guideline that was developed via the recommended EQUATOR Network methodology.
The CONFERD-HP guideline aims to clarify and outline essential reporting items for those who develop competency frameworks or competency profiles in healthcare professions. A checklist is also available to encourage use of the guideline.
A previous scoping review of competency framework development in healthcare professions highlighted a number of areas for improvement, including significant variability in the reporting of frameworks. As such, by developing this reporting guideline we aimed to reduce this variability.
CONFERD-HP is registered with the EQUATOR Network