CPD scheme resources
This page contaings useful CPD scheme resources, including information about the CPD web app and useful documents, such as the CPD scheme guidelines and answers to frequently asked questions.
CPD web app
The CPD web app is a new, mobile-enhanced version of the RCPCH online CPD diary. The web app offers the most popular and frequently-used features of the full version diary in a format suitable for touch-screen devices, available ‘on the go’. The web app can also be used offline, enabling you to capture CPD information where and when you need to (and storing it for later synchronisation).
The CPD web app can be accessed via a range of mobile devices: smartphones or tablets.
Simply log in at www.cpd.rcpch.ac.uk in the normal way, using your device. You will then be prompted to select the 'mobile version' (or to continue using the full version of the diary).
We recommend that you save the web app to your device homescreen during first use.
Seefor further tips for ease of use.
Online CPD Diary user guide
Discover the possibilities that our online CPD diary offers you in keeping and monitoring a record of your learning. How to enter activities, create PDPs, map your CPD against GMCs Good Medical Practice domains, or export your record as handy PDF files. This user guide outlines all the useful functionalities in a screenshot view. You can click items in the table of contents to move to the desired page.
The guidelines outline the requirements of the scheme and the College's recommendations for CPD. The RCPCH CPD Officer with the Revalidation and CPD committee review the CPD scheme guidelines annually to make sure they are up to date and in line with current intercollegiate recommendations. The 'at a glance' document is a one-page summary of the CPD Guidelines.
- (PDF, 236 KB, 29 pages)
- (PDF, 28 KB, 1 page)
Guidance for appraisers and appraisees
(PDF, 128 KB, 7 pages)
(PDF, 126KB, 8 pages)
Other CPD scheme resources and documents
Over the years many misconceptions have arisen about the RCPCH CPD scheme. The most common myths are busted in our factsheet.
CPD Myth-busting factsheet (PDF, 69 KB, 2 pages)
Frequently asked questions
- (PDF, 44 KB, 3 pages)
- Academy of Medical Royal Colleges CPD FAQs
The effectiveness of CPD
Effectiveness of CPD final report (PDF, 1MB, 128 pages)
Please note the online CPD diary system replaces the paper-based style of record-keeping. Please go to www.cpd.rcpch.ac.uk to record your CPD activities and personal development plans.
Below are examples of attendance registers: the MS Word version is usually used for external meetings; the Excel version represents two examples of internal CPD registers successfully used by clinicians.
Attendance register sample (MS Doc, 48 KB, 1 page)
(XLSX, 24 KB, 5 worksheets)