Royal College of Psychiatrists

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Psychiatrists must undertake 250 hours/credits of peer group approved educational activity during each 5 year period. The CPD committee also recommends that all psychiatrists complete an annual 100 hours of reading per year. Psychiatrists should record their CPD activity on the ‘My CPD Portfolio’ form. In order to quality assure their CPD system and in… Read more »


Royal College of Radiologists

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A minimum of 250 credits must be achieved over an individual’s 5 year CPD period. At least 125 must be Category I credits. At least 125 must be credits for clinical education, including 63 from Category I. Individuals must record their CPD activity for appraisal and revalidation.


Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

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At least 250 credits in total during the 5-year cycle with: A minimum of 50 local category credits A minimum of 50 national/international category credits A minimum of 50 personal/professional category credits A minimum of 50 knowledge-based assessment category credits Participants are required to attach evidence for some of their CPD activities in the ePortfolio.


Royal College of Pathologists

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The five-year credit requirement is a minimum of 250 credits. It is recommended that participants record a minimum of 50 credits per year throughout their career. The five-year total is calculated on a five-year rolling cycle. You must make an annual return to the RCPath of an average of 50 credits recorded in your portfolio… Read more »



The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS)

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All surgeons must normally participate in at least 250 hours of CPD activities over a five-year period. Activities must be chosen from three categories – clinical, professional and academic. There is currently no defined CPD programme for surgeons in the United Kingdom. Individual surgeons are responsible for participating in CPD activities and documenting these in… Read more »


The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOPHTH)

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With clinical governance, annual appraisal and revalidation becoming essential ingredients of clinical practice, participation in CPD is no longer optional. The CPD scheme follows a 5 year cycle of CPD activity in which it will be necessary for 250 credits to be accumulated. Participants are expected to accumulate 50 credits per annum. CATEGORY A: CLINICAL AND ACADEMIC:… Read more »


The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)

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The RGCP requires members to undertake a minimum of 50 credits of CPD a year, covering a broad range of general practice topics over 5 years. This should equate to 250 over 5 years. One hour of learning is worth 1 credit. But if the learning leads to demonstrable change for doctors, the patient or… Read more »


Regulator: General Medical Council (GMC)

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By April 2016, the GMC will have required most licensed doctors to revalidate every 5 years. The revalidation process will include doctors providing evidence that they have engaged in CPD. Specific CPD requirements are largely determined by the relevant Medical Royal Colleges.