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.
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.
(PDF, 236 KB, 29 pages)
The 'at a glance' document is a one-page summary of the CPD Guidelines.
(PDF, 28 KB, 1 page)
CPD Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
(PDF, 44 KB, 3 pages)
CPD guidance for appraisers and appraisees
Academy of Medical Royal Colleges CPD guidance for appraisers and appraisees (PDF, 128 KB, 7 pages)
(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)
(XLSX, 24 KB, 5 worksheets)