Professional Development Plan (PDP)

Background

The ICGP endeavours to provide quality Continuous Professional Development (CPD) material and up to date guides and resources to assist you in meeting your PCS requirements, as part of this the below template for has been created for a Professional Development Plan (PDP). This plan is design to assist doctors in meeting and recording their annual requirements.

Can this be recorded for CPD credits?

Where you complete a PDP, discuss it with a colleague and add it to your ePortfolio before the 31st of October, you can record it for 3 internal CPD credits. You can record subsequent review of your plan before the 30th of April for a further 1 internal CPD credit. By reviewing your PDP against the previous year's plan, you can record an additional 1 credit.

Please retain a copy on file for a minimum of 6 years in the event that you are requested to provide evidence to support your recorded activity.

What is the PDP template for?

The template assists you in planning your learning needs for the PCS year. This can be helpful when assessing where you feel your competence or knowledge may need to be refreshed, in keeping with section 66.1 of the IMC Guide to Professional Conduct and Ethics (8th Edition).

It is useful to identify areas where you would like to improve your knowledge at the beginning of the year as it gives you more time to view potential learning opportunities and to plan around them accordingly.

NB: Please be advised that, in the event of long term leave you may be requested to complete this by your Training Body in order to maintain engagement with your Professional Competence requirements. 

Click here to download the Professional Development Plan. If you require a word version of the PDP, please click here.

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