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 https://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).

For more detailed guidance for installing the app see the user guides below:

Please see CPD Web App Frequently Asked Questions for further tips for ease of use. (PDF, 688KB, 3 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)

Scheme guidelines

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.

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) 

Other CPD scheme resources and documents

Myth busting

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

The effectiveness of CPD

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

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.

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.