This is a draft of the proposed programme that will commence in late 2021

Recertification overview

The programme runs over three years (a triennium) and includes annual compulsory requirements. Requirements are dependent on the recertification pathway followed. 

  • The main urgent care recertification pathway is the programme that most urgent care Fellows and all registrars will follow. 
  • The alternative clinical recertification pathway is for those doctors working clinically but in an area of medicine that does not allow completion of urgent care clinical hours (eg palliative care, sexual health, public health, sports medicine etc.), but who wish to maintain RNZCUC Fellowship. 
  • The non-clinical recertification pathway is for those not working clinically in any area of medicine, but who wish to remain FRNZCUC. 
  • The special circumstance recertification pathway is for those who do not fit into any of the categories above.  This happens rarely; typically once every few years. 
Cultural safety and health equity

Embedded within these activities is training or activities that contribute to cultural safety and health equity.  At least two hours per year of activity should contribute to improving cultural safety, lead towards providing equitable health outcomes for all including those dealing with disadvantage, foster inclusion, or help improve the health literacy of patients.

  • The structured annual conversation contains questions designed to identify the relevant parts of the year’s CPD that relate to cultural safety and health equity.
  • Clinical practice audits include those that directly address areas of cultural safety and health equity.
  • Cultural safety and health equity activities have been determined high-value activities, affording double CPD points.
  • The College will maintain a list of resources (courses, webinars, online learning, web apps, books, papers and journals) that allow a doctor to access a wide range of relevant material.
Summary
Activity

Urgent Care recertification pathway

Alternative clinical  recertification pathway[1] Non- clinical recertification pathway[2]

Special circumstance recertification pathway[3]

A structured conversation, including the review of the professional development plan (PDP), and the creation of a new PDP[4]

Annually, towards the end of the APC cycle

Annually, towards the end of the APC cycle Annually, towards the end of the APC cycle

tbc

Peer group activities

6 hours per year

6 hours per year 6 hours per year

tbc

Audits and other tools to measure and improve patient outcomes

One per year[5]

One per year[6] One per year

tbc

Urgent care essential knowledge quiz[7]

One per year

One per year One per year

tbc

Educational activities relevant to urgent care[8]

5 hours per year

9 hours per year 9 hours per year

tbc

Resuscitation

One per year[9]

0 0

tbc

Clinical hours

  • Registrars, in an approved training facility
  • Fellows, in urgent care[10]

 

400 hours per year

600 hours per triennium

0 0

tbc

Additional CPD from any relevant activity [11]

60 points over a triennium

60 points over a triennium 0

tbc

 

[1] Fellows who are completing another vocational recertification or training programme and who wish to maintain FRNZCUC may seek approval to complete the alternative recertification pathway. Return to the full recertification programme requirements apply.

[2] Fellows in a role which requires MCNZ annual practising certificate but whose work is non-clinical may seek approval to complete the non-clinical recertification pathway. Return to the full recertification programme requirements apply.

[3] Fellows in a role which does not match any other described. The Professional Standards Committee will decide on special circumstance recertification requirements. Return to the full recertification programme requirements apply.

[4] Completed with a peer.  It is preferred that registrars complete this with their supervisor.

[5] Of the audits completed each triennium, at least one will be a multi-source feedback survey, and if notes are not being reviewed by an urgent care clinic MD, one a clinical notes audit.

[6] Of the audits completed each triennium, at least one will be a multi-source feedback survey. Other clinical audits will be relevant to current practice.

[7] The College will develop one quiz per year.

[8] Registrars may claim points for training programme activities.

[9] As a minimum, one NZRC Advanced course each triennium, and NZRC Core Skills each other year (or equivalents). When completing the Advanced course, you may claim the additional points (beyond the 4 points allocated for a refresher) as annual education or triennial CPD points.

[10] Fellows providing urgent care outside of an urgent care facility may apply for their urgent care hours to count as clinical hours.

[11] Any CPD activity completed in excess of annual requirements. Registrars may claim points for training programme activities. Double points are allocated to some activities.