Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Being a health professional is not easy. Initial optimism is tempered by the reality of everyday practice. You intend to ‘do no harm’ but you forget a lot of what you have learnt. You try and keep up to date but there are time pressures and the rest of life to contend with. You may work in a remote area where there are no colleagues to talk to and little access to information.
But help is at hand. In this edition of the journal the rationale for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is explained. There are articles on how to manage your own learning and illustrative case studies from practising eye care professionals. There are new ways of undergoing self-directed learning which are stimulating and fun, and there is information on where to find good resources.
Articles in this issue –
- Why should we continue to learn?
- How the RCOphth CPD system works
- Keeping my professional development continuous
- How to figure out what CPD/CME you need
- How to ‘do’ CPD with your team (from the organisation’s perspective)
- What do you need to know to set up CPD as a professional body?
- HEAD START – an innovative training approach for life-long learning
- Accessing good health information and resources
- In this Issue – Key community eye health messages
Continuing professional development –
News and notices–
Further information about this issue –
Consulting editors for Issue 97: Nick Astbury & Daksha Patel