How will the updates to the RCR CPD Scheme from 1 January 2011 affect my five-year CPD target?
The updates to the CPD Scheme will not affect the start or end date of an individual’s five-year CPD cycle or the overall target requirement of 250 CPD credits. As an example, if an individual’s CPD five-year period started on 1 January 2009 and ends on 31 December 2013, the CPD activities undertaken by the individual in the first two years would be eligible for CPD credits as per stated in the first edition of the RCR CPD Scheme, and the final three years would be eligible for CPD credits as per stated in the second edition of the RCR CPD Scheme. RCR CPD Scheme, Second Edition (valid from 1 January 2011) PDF RCR CPD Scheme, First Edition (valid until 31 December 2010) PDF I work part-time. How many credits do I need? The target of 250 credits applies to all regardless of the number of sessions per week that are worked. Doctors working less than full-time have an equal obligation to provide high-quality patient care and to update their skills as those working full-time and thus should