CPD scheme resources

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.

Please find below most important and useful documents relating to the RCPCH CPD scheme.

Busting CPD Myths

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)

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.

Online CPD Diary user guide (PDF, 2 MB, 24 pages)

CPD scheme guidelines

The RCPCH CPD scheme guidelines outline the requirements of the scheme and the College's recommendations for CPD. This document is reviewed annually.

RCPCH CPD Guidelines 2014 (PDF, 236 KB, 29 pages)

The 'at a glance' document is a one-page summary of the CPD Guidelines.

RCPCH CPD Guidelines 2014 'At a glance'(PDF, 28 KB, 1 page)

CPD Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

RCPCH CPD 2014 FAQs (PDF, 44 KB, 3 pages)

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges CPD FAQs

CPD guidance for appraisers and appraisees

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges CPD guidance for appraisers and appraisees (PDF, 128 KB, 7 pages)

Reflection guidance

RCPCH guide to reflection (PDF, 126KB, 8 pages) 

The effectiveness of CPD

Effectiveness of CPD final report (PDF, 1MB, 128 pages)

CPD record keeping

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.

CPD attendance registers

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)

Attendance register examples (XLSX, 24 KB, 5 worksheets) 

Are you interested in participating in a CPD activity?

Visit the events and courses section or return to the CPD home page for more information.