If you’re a doctor practising in the UK, you’ll be familiar with the challenges of maintaining your CPD amid a pressured work schedule.
Opportunities for learning happen every day, though we don’t always have time to note them down, never mind reflect on them.
The GMC’s My CPD app for doctors lets you keep a record of your learning on the go. As long as you have your phone or tablet close by, you’ll be able to note points of learning and reflections, quickly and easily, there and then.
You can maintain as many activities as you wish, and categorise them according to the GMC’s Good medical practice domains, your personal development plan objectives, or however you like.
You can also assign CPD credits to activities and keep an eye on how many you’ve recorded during your appraisal year.
Of course, ultimately CPD’s about improving the care you provide for patients, and the app can help you chart that too. For any learning activity, you can note a change you plan to make to your practice, and it will prompt you at a future date to consider the effects of the change.
Many doctors already have a system for managing their CPD, though not necessarily a portable one. You’ll be able to export any or all of your learning activities from this app to another system as you need to.
Gone will be the days of having to store hundreds of certificates from conferences at seminars – you can take a picture with your device and append them to the learning activity on the app.
Tips and case studies to help you plan and reflect on your CPD and prepare for appraisal are also provided, plus news highlighting learning opportunities.
This app has been designed for all licensed doctors who are registered with the General Medical Council in the UK.
To keep your information safe and secure, the GMC’s My CPD app is designed not to run on a rooted device. This is in line with guidance sought from a leading information security partner on the serious information risks associated with running applications on a rooted device.
View My CPD app frequently asked questions http://www.gmc-uk.org/cpdappfaqs.