Engagement, support and community are key features of the CPD scheme and even in the current circumstances, there are lots of ways to do CPD remotely, and for free. Continuing to do CPD and ‘learning with others’ can help to support you to connect with others, which can be especially important during the current COVID-19 situation and this time of social isolation.
Here are some ideas that you might want to try:
Here’s a case study from a group of osteopaths who set up a virtual group which you might find useful: cpd.osteopathy.org.uk/learn-from-others/stories/1268
The requirement of the CPD scheme is to complete 90 hours of CPD over the three years of your cycle, so remember there is flexibility built into the scheme.
At the time of your annual renewal of registration, you will be asked to declare on your Renewal of Registration form (which will be available on the o zone) how many hours of CPD activities you have completed within the past 12 months and which parts of the new CPD scheme you have covered. This CPD should be recorded and reflected upon. You might want to have a look at the March/April issue of The Osteopath which has a detailed article about keeping CPD records.
Unlike the previous CPD scheme (if you were on that), there is no longer a need to submit an annual CPD summary form with all the details of your CPD activities, with regard to CPD you now just need to declare the number of hours you have done and which features of the scheme you have completed that year.
In the current circumstances, there are still lots of ways that you can do CPD remotely and for free to support you to connect with others at this time and also to keep up to date.