Maintaining your CPD is simple and easy – here are five steps to your perfect CPD
Every medical staff is responsible for choosing their own CPD activities. One must identify and choose their professional needs and improvement that is relevant to their practice.
Things you need to consider while planning your CPD
Reflecting is a description about a situation, event or experience. It shows your behavioural approach on how you perform in the situation, showing how good you are and in practice. It is a key to an effective CPD. The results and feedback from patients and colleagues are the main source of your reflective.
After getting the reflections, you have to call for a discussion about them with an appraiser or a confirmer to acknowledge the need of change and upgrade in your practice. It’s important that you include what you have learnt and its impact on your performance and practice.
The whole concept of CPD is continuing education and skills to develop professional competency and performance. After discussion with your appraiser, you can determine the content of your CPD including your Professional Development Plan (PDP). You will be provided with a Framework with domains and attributes. You do not need to match up your CPD with all the domains and attributes but some chosen few. Those domains are
If you have specific undertakings during the time of registration on the subject that matters to your Fitness to Practice, your CPD will not be recommended.
There is no fix way to do CPD activity. You have all the opportunity to organize your own CPD activity and Professional Development Plan. You can select your learning needs, ways of learning them and explore your interested subject for your CPD. These activities can take place on and off clinic and can be local, national or international level. It’s good if you set out how that particular activity helped you learn and later discuss it with your relevant colleagues.
Some of the CPD also relates to your work related behaviour i.e. your communication skills, partnership and teamwork. Some CPD activities aim to improve your team performance for qualitative results of the organization. You can also have peer-based activities where you discuss and disseminate your learning to your colleagues of your specialty or field of work.
Keeping a record of your reflection is a part of your CPD. It includes your learning needs, CPD activities and its outcomes with all information about what, when, how, it happened. You should not disclose any personal information of people relating in it. It will help you in validating your learning and support while discussing with your appraiser or confirmer. Their evidential forms are compulsory for your annual appraisal and revalidation.
Lots of medical institution can help you manage your CPD on online portfolio or other tools. It’s your responsibility to make sure that your CPD activities are relevant and effective.
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