The CPD Program credits points for a variety of education activities. The program cycle is two years and it is expected that all participants develop a Personal CPD Plan at the beginning of each cycle.
The Program is divided into 5 Activity Groups, each with 2 categories, and activities are credited with CPD points on the basis of educational value.
Activity Group 1 - Self Learning
Category 1A: Passive Self Learning (1 point per hour)
Category 1B: Active or Interactive Self Learning (2 points per hour)
Activity Group 2 - Group Learning
Category 2A: Passive Group Learning (1 point per hour)
Category 2B: Active or Interactive Group Learning (2 points per hour)
Activity Group 3 – Quality Assurance and Patient Safety Activities
Category 3A: General Quality Assurance and Patient Safety Activities (2 points per hour)
Category 3B: Quality Assurance and Patient Safety Activities - directly related to personal practice
(3 points per hour)
Activity Group 4 - Activities that Enhance Education and Research
Category 4A: Teaching and Training (1 point per hour)
Category 4B: Research (5 points per publication)
Activity Group 5 - Non-Clinical Professional and Personal Advancement Activities:
Category 5A: Medical Committee Work (1 point per hour)
Category 5B: Personal Advancement (Points to be allocated by CPD officer)
Participants are required to obtain at least 100 CPD Points per cycle with minimum requirements in 3 of the 5 categories:
To have a course registered for CPD points, the organisers must apply to the CPD Officer for an assessment. The assessment process can take up to six weeks and all applications must include a program. If a course or activity is registered for CPD points it will be automatically added to the online diary and will remain registered for five years (unless the course undergoes significant changes).
To apply for CPD registration, please complete the application form and email it to Stephanie Huxham, firstname.lastname@example.org