How do I record my CPD?

We are introducing a new digital recording platform, 1CPD, for vets and vet nurses to manage their CPD. This replaces the online Professional Development Record (PDR) from 27 January 2020.

1CPD will make it straightforward for you to plan, record and reflect on your CPD. It will be available as an app for iOS and Android, as well as a web version. It will incorporate features such as image uploads and voice recording, intuitive features that will support the need to reflect on your CPD and the impact it has on your patients and/or practice.

1CPD makes it possible for you to record and reflect on the go rather than waiting until you are at your desk. The new platform will be linked to your RCVS ‘My Account’ so you will only need one set of login details to access all your RCVS information.

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Watch RCVS Director of Education, Linda Prescott-Clements, explain the benefits of the new 1CPD platform in the videos below.

I'm nervous about using the 1CPD app 
How will the 1CPD app help me reflect?  

How do I access 1CPD?

You will be able to download the 1CPD app from the App Store and Google Play from 27 January 2020, and it will also be available as a web version.

Frequently Asked Questions

1CPD digital platform

  • 1CPD has been developed in consultation with the profession to support your CPD in the most intuitive way possible. It includes features such as voice recording and image uploads which helps support planning and reflecting on your CPD.

    We strongly encourage you to use it once it launches in January 2020; it will become mandatory from January 2022. 

  • 1CPD will be available in app format for iOS and Android. It will also be available as a web version if you can't or prefer not to use the app. 

  • Yes. 1CPD will include support within the app. We will produce user guides and email support will also be available. 

  • No. As soon as 1CPD launches in January 2020, the PDR will no longer be available. All data in the PDR will be securely transferred to 1CPD. 

  • 1CPD data is secured using industry-standard mechanisms. All data is encrypted at rest and in transit. Access to RCVS servers and databases is restricted to specific members of staff, and firewalls restrict traffic appropriately.

  • Please refer to the 1CPD Privacy Policy, which is accessible within the app and on the website.

  • We will not ask for reflective records from veterinary surgeons or veterinary nurses as part of our concerns, investigation or disciplinary processes.

    However, we do not control the actions of the courts and recorded reflections, such as in ePortfolios or for CPD purposes, are not subject to legal privilege. Therefore disclosure of these documents might be requested by a court if it is concerned that they are relevant to the matters to be determined in litigation. The likelihood of records needing to be produced in court may be reduced if reflective records focus on reactions to, and learning from, an incident.