Categorising CPD Activities

Categorising CPD Activities

To assist you with planning or evaluating your CPD activity for the year, expand the below MBA CPD Program Categories to see examples of how you can meet the annual requirements.
A. Measuring Outcome Activities – 5 hours minimum

Can be dissected into the following groups. Some activity suggestions are:

Direct association with the practitioner’s practice 
__» Individual-focused activities
____• Audit focused on participant’s own practice
____• Root cause analysis
____• Incident report
____• Individual quality improvement project

__» Group-focused activities
____• Audit (practice, national or international)
____• M&M meetings, case conferences
____• Quality improvement project
____• Multi-disciplinary team meetings

Non-direct association with the practitioner’s practice
____• Assessing incident reports
____• Leading, analysing, writing reports on healthcare outcomes

B. Reviewing Performance Activities – 5 hours minimum

Can be dissected into the following groups. Some activity suggestions are:

Direct association with the practitioner’s practice 
__» Individual-focused activities
____Professional development plan
____• Self-evaluation and reflection
____• Direct observation of practice by colleagues
____• Multi-source feedback
____• Patient experience survey
____• Workplace performance appraisal

__» Group-focused activities
____• Direct observation of practice in team setting
____• Multi-source feedback
____• Patient experience survey
____• Medical services survey/review
____• Multi-disciplinary team meetings
____• Peer review group meetings

Non-direct association with the practitioner’s practice
____• Participating in clinical governances/QA committees
____• Accrediting/auditing practices, hospitals, training sites
____• Medico-legal work (report, expert witness)

C. Educational Activities – 12.5 hours minimum

Can be dissected into the following groups. Some activity suggestions are:

Direct association with the practitioner’s practice 
__» Individual-focused activities
____• Reading, viewing, listening to educational material
____• Active learning modules
____• Study towards formal qualifications
____• Supervised practice attachments

__» Group-focused activities
____• Lectures, forums, panels
____• Small group sessions
____• Courses and workshops

Non-direct association with the practitioner’s practice
____• Teaching, lecturing, examining, assessing and evaluating
____• Supervising and mentoring
____• Participating in forums/panels/educational meetings
____• Leading/participating in research and publishing or presenting findings
____• Editing or reviewing research or educational material
____• Preparing patient education materials
____• Participating in committees for education or research
____• Undertaking college/society educational roles
____• Participating in clinical guideline development

A. Measuring Outcome Activities – 5 hours minimum

Can be dissected into the following groups. Some activity suggestions are:

Direct association with the practitioner’s practice

Individual-focused activities

  • Audit focused on participant’s own practice
  • Root cause analysis
  • Incident report
  • Individual quality improvement project

 

Group-focused activities

  • Audit (practice, national or international)
  • M&M meetings, case conferences
  • Quality improvement project
  • Multi-disciplinary team meetings

Non-direct association with the practitioner’s practice
  • Assessing incident reports
  • Leading, analysing, writing reports on healthcare outcomes

B. Reviewing Performance Activities – 5 hours minimum

Can be dissected into the following groups. Some activity suggestions are:

Direct association with the practitioner’s practice

Individual-focused activities

  • Professional development plan
  • Self-evaluation and reflection
  • Direct observation of practice by colleagues
  • Multi-source feedback
  • Patient experience survey
  • Workplace performance appraisal

 

Group-focused activities

  • Direct observation of practice in team setting
  • Multi-source feedback
  • Patient experience survey
  • Medical services survey/review
  • Multi-disciplinary team meetings
  • Peer review group meetings

Non-direct association with the practitioner’s practice
  • Participating in clinical governances/QA committees
  • Accrediting/auditing practices, hospitals, training sites
  • Medico-legal work (report, expert witness)

C. Educational Activities – 12.5 hours minimum

Can be dissected into the following groups. Some activity suggestions are:

Direct association with the practitioner’s practice

Individual-focused activities

  • Reading, viewing, listening to educational material
  • Active learning modules
  • Study towards formal qualifications
  • Supervised practice attachments

 

Group-focused activities

  • Lectures, forums, panels
  • Small group sessions
  • Courses and workshops

Non-direct association with the practitioner’s practice
  • Teaching, lecturing, examining, assessing and evaluating
  • Supervising and mentoring
  • Participating in forums/panels/educational meetings
  • Leading/participating in research and publishing or presenting findings
  • Editing or reviewing research or educational material
  • Preparing patient education materials
  • Participating in committees for education or research
  • Undertaking college/society educational roles
  • Participating in clinical guideline development