RCoA guidance on Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Published: 14/11/2018

The College has published updated guidance on CPD for revalidation. It provides advice on the personal development plan, the role of the employer and signposts for reflection. It also includes examples of the types of activities that the College recognises for CPD.

The guidance continues to recommend that doctors should complete at least 50 hours CPD per year of which a minimum of 20 hours should be completed in both external and internal activities. There is flexibility around the remaining balance of ten hours which can be used for internal or external activities – such as attendance at local clinical governance meetings, or personal study. The guidance is available here