There are a wide range of educational activities suitable to urgent care practice. Pre-approval for any CPD activity is not required, so long as the activity meets the following requirements:
- Be guided by the professional development needs identified in the SAC and within the PDP
- Follow areas of clinician interest and/or relevance to their practice
- Include a range of different activities (as demonstrated at the SAC)
- Be completed regularly throughout the triennium.
5 hours of educational activity (not listed elsewhere as an annual requirement) must be completed each year as a minimum. Additional activities can be counted towards the triennial CPD requirements.
Educational activities that help improve cultural safety or lead towards providing equitable health outcomes for all are seen as high-value activities. They count as double points. The hours requirement remains at two, so the additional points would go towards the triennial CPD.
Examples of educational activities include (see also the triennial CPD page):
- Attending conferences
- Performing online quizzes
- Completing e-learning modules (Goodfellow, MPS etc)
- Listening to podcasts
- Attending educational lectures
- Attending grand round presentations
- Attending seminars
- Reading journals and performing literature reviews
- Completing university papers
- Other training programme activities
- Attending workshops