continuous professional development (CPD)

continuous professional development (CPD)

requirement that health care professionals continue to reflect on and add to their professional knowledge throughout their career, by a process of lifelong learning and reflection (Box 1)
Box 1: UK continuous professional development (CPD) requirements
  • Maintained a profile (a contemporaneous written record) of their CPD activity

  • Undertaken CPD that was supported by a mix of learning activities

  • Undertaken CPD that was motivated to improve their knowledge and skills

  • Undertaken CPD that was motivated to be of direct benefit to the service user

  • Compiled a profile, supported by evidence, of the CPD undertaken over the previous 2 years if requested by the HPC so to do

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