Each triennium, Fellows and registrars are required to complete 60 hours of ongoing professional development over and above those listed as annual requirements. Any CPD activity is accepted,
The PDP, developed at the annual conversation, guides the activities.
Although the College will maintain a list of recommended, or possible, CPD, activities do not require pre-approval so long as they meet the requirements below:
- 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
The doctor’s CPD activities will be audited and reviewed by the College to ensure the quality and relevance of the activity is maintained.
CPD activities can be claimed at 1 point per hour of activity. Time for preparation and reflection can also be claimed, but evidence of this needs to be provided in the PDP. Some activities are identified as high value and as such will count for double CPD points. The following tables will help doctors determine which activities can be claimed as high-value activities.
Training programme activities count towards the triennial CPD requirement.
You cannot ‘double-dip’ – items below that are completed to meet the annual requirement may not ALSO be claimed as triennial points, except when the points claimed are more than those required for the annual requirement (ie a ‘full’ resuscitation course is 8 points, four of which are allocated to the annual requirement, and four to the triennial requirement).
General CPD activities
|Teaching –||1 point per hour|
|Formal Examination in a Clinical Field (either as an examiner or examinee)||1 point per hour|
|Assessor/reviewer for the MCNZ, RNZCUC or other external body (e.g. vocational branch, HDC)||1 point per hour|
|Auditing a Facility||1 point per hour|
|Marking (performing CNA, marking audits, marking case studies, marking examinations, marking the MLP)||1 point per hour|
|Expert witness or providing expert opinion||1 point per hour|
|Presentation at a scientific meeting or conference||1 point per hour|
|Clinical Audit development||1 point per hour|
|Clinical Audit – this includes an audit of our own or your teams’ practice OR any RNZCUC required Audit||1 point per hour|
|Committee meetings – relevant to urgent care and having clinical content||1 point per hour|
|Revision of MCNZ statements of guidelines||1 point per hour|
|Journal reading||1 point per hour|
|Conferences||1 point per hour|
|Courses and workshops||1 point per hour|
|Specialist clinic attendance||1 point per hour|
|Formal case review – does not include casual collegial conversations during usual clinical practice||1 point per hour|
|Quality improvement activities – examples include significant event analysis, trigger tool, quality improvement project||1 point per hour|
|Completing a structured annual conversation||1 point per hour|
|RNZCUC essentials quiz||1 point per hour|
|Any self-directed clinical learning – online learning activities, webinars, podcasts, ECG weekly, reading HDC reports||1 point per hour|
|Pathway/guideline/policy development (clinical)||1 point per hour|
University courses, papers, certificates, research, UCC etc
|Completion of the UCC (can only be claimed once during training)||300 points|
|Post graduate study (1 semester)||tbd|
|Post graduate study (2 semesters)||tbd|
|Research or publication||1 point per hour|
High-value activities are awarded double credit for completion. High-value activities are those that have evidence of effectiveness in improving a doctor’s performance, helping to improve clinician wellbeing and helping develop culturally safe and equitable healthcare.
|RNZCUC supervisor training||2 points per hour|
|Completing a Clinical Practice Visit (CPV)||2 points per hour|
|Supervising/Mentoring||2 points per hour|
|Tikanga Māori Activities||2 points per hour|
|Te Reo Māori language studies||2 points per hour|
|Cultural Safety course/workshop/activity||2 points per hour|
|Clinician health and wellness activities/workshops||2 points per hour|
|Any activity which evidence shows are effective and of the greatest value for improving a doctor’s practice||2 points per hour|
If you feel the activity you are undertaking meets the criteria for a high-value activity and is not covered in the list above, you may apply to have the activity considered for high value by completing this form LINK and sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org