The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) has today launched a consultation on new revised CPD guidance.
The proposed changes are primarily to improve the style and content of the ‘CPD and your registration’ guidance document including:
- a new flow diagram summarising the audit process (section five)
- abridged information on putting a CPD profile together so it is clearer and focuses on the important key points (section six)
- we have been clearer about the need in an audit to submit a dated list of activities to demonstrate that standard one has been met (section six)
- we have encouraged registrants who have an annotation in the Register (for example, a prescribing annotation) to consider whether they should undertake CPD in this area of practice (section four)
Michael Guthrie said: “Although we are not proposing any changes to the standards or overall process at this stage, we would welcome any comments that stakeholders might have about the Standards or our overall approach.”
The revisions to our CPD guidance have been informed by a market research study. This included an online survey, focus groups and interviews with registrants and key stakeholders to gather views on the CPD requirements and experiences of the audit process.
The consultation will run from 3 October 2016 to 13 January 2017. The outcomes are expected to be considered by the Education and Training Committee and the Council in March 2017, with publication in late spring/early summer 2017.
To take part in the consultation, complete our online survey, email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Consultation on CPD guidance, Policy and Standards Department, Health and Care Professions Council, Park House, 184 Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4BU.