Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Enhanced CPD: Are you Ready?

Enhanced CPD came into play at the beginning of the year, and if you still haven't heard here's what changes there's been.

The main changes are:

  1. All dental professionals must have a Personal Development Plan (PDP)
  2. There is an increase in the verifiable hours of CPD required which must be spread evenly across your 5 year CPD cycle
  3. Non-verifiable CPD is not longer required
  4. Every year, you must declare the number of CPD hours completed (even if this is 0)
  5. CPD must align with your professional requirements and developmental outcomes
  6. Professionals have to plan their CPD activity according to their individual field(s) of practice

Template PDPs and CPD records can be found on the GDC website

The number of CPD hours now stands at:

100 hours for dentists
75 hours for hygienists, therapists, orthodontic therapists and CDTs
50 hours for nurses and technicians 

If you are mid-cycle (like myself) there is a calculator to work out how many hours of outstanding CPD you require to undertake to fulfil the requirements. 

To find out more make sure you check out the FREE lecture from the master of dental education Dhru Shah on Dentinal Tubules NOW!

What do you think about the new CPD requirements? Do you think a PDP is a good idea? Let me know in the comments below. 

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