What is CPD?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. The purpose of CPD is to continue the development of your knowledge, understanding, problem-solving, performance and technical skills in your profession. Knowledge is expanded upon after completion of formal training and health professionals continue to expand on their understanding and training within their field through completion of activities that give CPD.

Recording your CPD

It is your responsibility to keep a record of your activities and to reach your CPD quota within your current profession. Some sectors, such as pharmacy professionals, have dedicated websites to maintain a record of their CPD activities. Others need to follow the guidelines on recording CPD as set out by their profession/society.

It is important to document your CPD, as it will allow you to see the credits you have acquired throughout the year and the range of subjects you have covered. You should see an overview of your professional development to date and be able to uncover gaps in your skills and knowledge.

Benefits of CPD

Completing Continued Professional Development activities, such as the courses available on this site, will broaden your knowledge in a wide range of subject areas relating to your field. This will ensure that the quality of customer care and the depth of your knowledge continue to grow over time. Our courses are all based online and can be completed at a time that suits you. The questions are all written by experts in their field, and you will receive instant feedback as you progress throughout the CPD module.

For a full list of our healthcare CPD resources, please visit our catalogue:

All CPD Courses