Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

CPD is the engagement in a continuing learning process, outside formal undergraduate and postgraduate training, which enables individual doctors to maintain and improve standards of medical practice through the development of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviour.

All surgeons in non-training grades who have a license to practise and wish to remain on the GMC register must participate in CPD activities to meet the requirements of revalidation. The GMC will require documented proof of CPD as an essential part of successful appraisal and revalidation.