15 October 2018
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What is involved in Professional Competence Schemes?

Professional Competence Schemes are designed to promote self-directed and practice-based learning activities rather than supervised training. As well as promoting personal professional development the Schemes aim to promote activities that maintain and develop the competencies (e.g. professionalism, knowledge, skills and attitudes of the individual practitioner), which are essential for meeting the changing needs of patients and the healthcare delivery system. The Schemes also encourage participants to plan, record and reflect on professional development needs, as part of their pursuit for lifelong learning.

The Scheme currently includes 2 elements: 

  1. Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  2. Clinical/practice Audit

Multi-Source Feedback may be added to the Schemes at a later stage in accordance with IMC guidelines.

Source: Medical Council

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