During the three-year CPD cycle, your CPD activities should include at least one objective activity relating to your practice. As an osteopath, you will need to demonstrate how the feedback has influenced and improved the quality of your patient care.
Examples of objective activities can include:
Inviting an osteopath or other professional colleague to observe you in practice can provide an opportunity for identifying strengths and areas for improvement in a supportive and constructive environment.
How do I select a colleague to observe me?
You can choose an osteopath or other health professional that you feel comfortable with to undertake your first peer observation. You may wish to ask someone that you work with, or someone from a local practice, or a colleague from college. Local osteopathic groups may be able to put you in touch with suitable people to undertake a mutual peer observation some osteopaths find it helpful to choose someone who is comfortable both to observe you and to be observed by you perhaps on a different occasion.
Both osteopath and peer can claim CPD for this activity.
Clinical audit uses data from your own practice in order to generate new insights and support quality improvement.
Case-based discussion provides an opportunity to discuss differing approaches to particular cases and provides space to explore different perspectives. It can provide a forum to discuss difficult or challenging cases with a view to supporting reflection, enhancing practice and providing reassurance.
Case-based discussion can take place in different ways. For example, discussing a real or hypothetical cases in groups or pairs, or even through role play.