Training Opportunities Calendar

Physician Associate Guide to CPD

What is CPD?

Faculty definition:

"A continuing process, following completion of a Physician Associate programme, that enables individual Physician Associates to maintain and improve standards of medical practice through the development of knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviour. CPD should also support specific changes in practice."

The CPD log runs over a 5 year cycle so this table will hopefully give you an idea of how you can meet average yearly requirement and keep on target.
The guidelines for CPD can be confusing. This table opposite (click to enlarge) aims to give you an idea of the breakdown of requirements.

If you haven't already, download the RCP CPD app. It makes inputting learning easy and allows you to dictate your reflections.

Usually 1 credit equates to 1 hour of CPD.
The CPD diary runs from 1st April- 31st March each year. You are expected to complete a yearly reflection on your CPD activities- this is due at the end of June.

CPD Accredited Training

Guidelines Live


Guidelines Live is set to be the UK’s largest clinical guidance focused event. Taking place on 19th and 20th November 2019 Book your place today to: >keep up to date with national clinical guidelines in key disease areas >earn 12 hours of CPD…

North West Physician Associate Study Day


Following the successful February training day, another has been arranged for November 20th. Whilst graduate PAs will be given priority on spaces student PAs are welcome to apply and should space allow then applicants may be offered a space. To sign…

Non-CPD Accredited Training