Assessing the impact of continuing professional development (CPD) on doctors’ performance and patient / service outcomes – General Medical Council [UK] – 15 April 2013

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Assessing the impact of continuing professional development (CPD) on doctors’ performance and patient / service outcomes – General Medical Council [UK] – 15 April 2013

“Synopsis

The introduction of revalidation has placed greater emphasis on doctors’ CPD activity as a requirement for demonstrating that doctors’ remain up to date and fit to practise throughout their careers.

To date, no significant work has considered how CPD impacts on the performance of doctors and therefore on patient or service improvements.

To help bridge this gap, the GMC commissioned the University of Sheffield, in collaboration with Capita Health, to undertake research into the impact of CPD, including the barriers to its effective uptake and implementation, as well as how these might be overcome.

Demonstrating the impact of a complex intervention such as CPD within a real world setting remains a significant challenge, and as such, the evidence of impact presented in this study typically draws on changes to perceptions and attitudes following each learning activity.”

… continues on the site

Final report
Assessing the Impact of CPD (full report) (pdf)

Case studies
Assessing the Impact of CPD (case studies) (pdf)

 

 

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