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

Psychiatry for Physician Associates

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Psychiatry for Physician Associates Fully FPA Accredited course - 6 CPD points. This course will be useful for PAs and PA students in multiple specialities, not just for those considering a career in psychiatry. Please book early as there are limited…

Physician associates: working and leading in teams

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7 October 2019 Royal College of Physicians of London 5 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4LE This half-day workshop (9:30am - 1:00pm) is tailored to the needs of all physician associates, regardless of specialty, who work in clinical teams. The ever-changing nature…

Physician associates: teaching in the clinical setting

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7 October 2019 Royal College of Physicians of London 5 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4LE This half-day workshop (1:30pm-5:00pm) for physician associates with an interest in teaching will provide you with practical suggestions to maximise the learning opportunities for your…

Faculty of Physician Associates 4th National CPD Conference

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21 October 2019 to 22 October 2019 Wolfson Theatre, 11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4LE The Faculty of Physician Associates (FPA) 2-day annual conference is the main CPD opportunity of the year for physician associates, as well as offering an…

Faculty of physician associates student conference

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21 October 2019 11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4LE This 1-day conference for physician associate students will run alongside the FPA annual conference, allowing students to enjoy a more focused and relevant day as well as offering an opportunity…

Guidelines Live

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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

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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