Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) refers to the process of tracking and documenting the skills, knowledge and experience that you gain both formally and informally as you work. The College runs a CPD portfolio where members can record their CPD and produces resources which help our members to keep up to date within their field.

The deadline for your 2022–2023 CPD return has been extended to 30 September 2023.

Amount of CPD credits 

Please note that you are not required to collect a specific amount of CPD credits each year or in a 5-year period; the General Medical Council 'recommends' a minimum of 250 credits in a 5-year period – this is not mandatory. You should explain any shortfall in credits at your appraisal but the College makes no stipulation on how many CPD credits you should submit each year.