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How do I plan my CPD?

Planning CPD in an effective way is an integral part of our outcomes-based CPD model for vets and vet nurses. It allows the identification of areas for development and improvement, making the most of opportunities for learning as they arise.

Effective planning also allows you to take part in more cost-effective and relevant activities, rather than undertaking CPD which may be unrelated to your role and will not necessarily improve your professional practice.

We recommend regularly reviewing your learning and development needs, for example, through formal workplace appraisals and one-to-ones, to help identify areas to be developed. Our 1CPD platform assists in this process by allowing you to schedule CPD activities and set objectives which may form part of a formal development plan.

And remember – CPD comes in a variety of forms and is not just about attending courses and congresses. The key is ensuring it is relevant to your role and develops your professional practice.

 

Videos

Ensuring your CPD is relevant and meaningful

Rachael Marshall, Chair of Veterinary Nurses Council

 

I find it difficult to find time for CPD

Linda Prescott-Clements, RCVS Director of Education

 

Flexibility and accountability in the new CPD policy

Sue Patterson, Chair of RCVS Education Committee

 

Blogs

Read tips from veterinary professionals on how they organise their CPD: