Engaging in CPD Activity


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Can I engage in the same professional competence activities for each PCS year?

Professional competence is intended as a flexible, self-directed and practice-based process and it is the responsibility of each individual GP to ensure that their activities reflect all aspects of their own practice. » read more

Can a doctor record external CPD activities which have not been recognised by a Postgraduate Training Body?

External CPD credits should predominantly come from activities recognised by a Medical Postgraduate Training Body or by a Third Level institution. » read more

Can committee participation be recorded for internal CPD credits?

Yes, the ICGP PCS committee has agreed that committee participation in the following activities can be recorded for 1 internal CPD credit per meeting (to a maximum of 6 per year) » read more

Can engagement with online Forums be recorded for internal CPD credits?

The ICGP PCS committee have agreed that this activity can be recorded to a maximum of 3 internal CPD credits per annum. » read more

Can pharmaceutical 'dinner' meetings be recognised for External CPD credits?

CPD Recognition is granted by the ICGP where the activity is deemed relevant to the scope of General practice » read more

Can the recruitment of practice staff be recorded for internal credits?

Professional competence is about continuing professional development and maintaining and improving levels of competency. » read more

How can a single-handed GP accrue internal credits?

While it is sometimes difficult for single-handed GPs to have internal practice meetings, any discussions with a pharmacist, counsellor, GP colleague or other health professional about patient care can still be recorded. » read more

How many external credits can a postgraduate course (diploma, masters etc) be recorded for?

The ICGP PCS Committee have agreed that the maximum amount of external credits that should be recorded for any one particular course in a given PCS year is 40. » read more

I review the practice of others – can I record these hours for CPD?

These may be claimed at an equivalent level under Research and Teaching, however a medical practitioner's PCS activity must be balanced and mirror his/her clinical practice and activity and reflect his/her scope of practice across all domains of practice. » read more

Is it possible to obtain external CPD credits from online activity?

Yes. eLearning modules that have an assessment element are equally as acceptable to record as attending events in person. » read more

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