The RACGP have recently released the new Quality Improvement and Continuing Professional Development (QI&CPD) Program for the 2017-19 triennium.
Those that attended the Melbourne General Practitioner Conference and Exhibition in Melbourne may have attended the key note session on the changes in the 2017-19 triennium.
A Breakdown of your 130 points:
Planning, Learning and Need (PLAN) which equals 40 out of your 130 points. It is focused on self-evaluation and assessment and is an online activity through your MyRACGP account. The RACGP have created PLAN to try and improve the quality of practice and patient experience whilst encourage you to continue your development in line with your career aspirations.
The details of this can be found at http://www.racgp.org.au/education/qicpd-2017-19-program/
However, there is now chatter that the PLAN element may not go ahead due to the RACGP’s failure to consult with CPD participants and stakeholders in regards to the new requirement. The AMA vice-president Dr Tony Bartone stated to the Australian Doctor that the AMA were not consulted in regards to PLAN, “We are profession-led and I think doctors would expect changes to CPD to be discussed and debated before they are imposed”.
PLAN is a unique CPD requirement, which may come as a big change to some GPs. While the college means well by creating this new requirement in the QI&CPD Program and it is said to be a response to the call for revalidation requirements, what do you think?
Australian Doctor, College’s CPD reform in Doubt, 8th November 2016 http://www.australiandoctor.com.au/news/latest-news/colleges-cpd-reform-in-doubt-1
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