Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is how doctors update their knowledge and skills throughout their working lives. This includes all elements of good medical practice - clinical and non-clinical.

What is Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is how doctors update their knowledge and skills throughout their working lives. This includes all elements of goo...
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How many credits must I record to meet PCS requirements?
  The Medical Council has stated that for the 2022-2023 Professional Competence year, the following will apply:  In the Professional Competenc...
Wed, 6 Jul, 2022 at 11:42 AM
External CPD (Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills)
External CPD relates to educational activities that take place outside your workplace where you can interact with and learn from others. You can claim 1 CP...
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Internal CPD (Practice Evaluation and Development)
Internal CPD activities take place alongside your colleagues and teams within your workplace on topics related to your practice that help improve the standa...
Wed, 6 Jul, 2022 at 12:21 PM
Personal Learning
Personal Learning is the most achievable CPD category.  Here are some everyday examples of Personal Learning. You can record 1 CPD credit for every hour of ...
Fri, 29 Apr, 2022 at 3:14 PM
Research or Teaching CPD
Research and teaching are essential in order to improve patient care. Sharing your knowledge with others will help you to consolidate your own learning as w...
Fri, 29 Apr, 2022 at 3:16 PM
How do I calculate CPD credits?
CPD credit for External, Internal, Research or Teaching and Personal Learning activities is calculated as 1 learning hour = 1 CPD credit.  You should claim ...
Fri, 11 Mar, 2022 at 1:35 PM
Automatic recording of RCPI Courses and Events
If you have participated in an RCPI Course or Event, it will be automatically added as a CPD record in your ePortfolio for Professional Competence. This...
Tue, 6 Sep, 2022 at 11:59 AM
Can I carry CPD credits over to next year?
No. The Professional Competence year runs from 1 May to 30 April, and all claims must be for activities that took place within that period.   You need to...
Wed, 6 Jul, 2022 at 11:36 AM
How can I claim credit for a Higher Medical Degree or PhD?
RCPI Policy on CPD Credits for Medical Related Advanced Degrees and Online Courses Credits will be awarded in the External Category equivalent to the number...
Fri, 13 Nov, 2020 at 12:42 PM