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CPD Home explained: Changes to CPD in 2023

Podcast: Understand the upcoming changes to CPD accreditation for doctors practising in Australia from 2023, and what you need to do to prepare.

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CPD accreditation is changing for doctors from 2023. In the podcast below, Paul Elmslie (Founder & CEO, HealthCert Education) and Prof David Wilkinson (Chief Medical Officer, National Skin Cancer Centres) explain the upcoming changes and what doctors need to do to prepare.

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In this episode of HealthCert's GP Insights podcast, we talk about the upcoming changes to CPD accreditation commencing in 2023, with Paul Elmslie and Prof David Wilkinson.

How is CPD changing?

In the podcast, Paul and Prof Wilkinson explain how from January 2023 all doctors practising in Australia will be required to complete CPD on an annual basis rather than within a triennium. CPD will shift to hours instead of points. Each year, all doctors must complete 50 hours of CPD activities, consisting of:

  • Minimum 12½ hours education
  • Minimum 5 hours performance review
  • Minimum 5 hours outcome measurement

What is a CPD Home?

All doctors must meet these requirements, regardless of hours worked. A transition period will take place in 2023. About 5% of doctors will be audited. The purpose of these changes is to place a greater emphasis on measuring clinical outcomes in the practice. From 2024, it will be compulsory for all doctors to belong to a CPD Home, where their CPD hours and annual activities are collated. There will be various CPD Home providers, including HealthCert Education, and doctors can belong to more than one provider.

What do doctors need to do from 2023?

Listen to the podcast to understand what you need to do to be ready for the new system when it commences in a few months' time.

Hear all this and much more in the full podcast above.


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