You can carry out your Peer Discussion Review (PDR) with another osteopath, a group of osteopaths or a registered health professional eg a chiropractor, nurse or physiotherapist. It is important to find someone that you can trust and to create a ‘safe space’ to discuss your CPD and your practice.
Some people prefer to choose a peer that they know, or who practises like them, others prefer someone they don’t know, or who doesn’t practise with similar methods to them so that they gain the benefit of new perspectives.
We recommend that you identify and agree your peer as soon as possible, ideally at the beginning of your CPD cycle, so that you can build a relationship before carrying out your PDR.
Peers can be found:
- In your own practice if you work with others
- In your alumni group
- By reconnecting with your education provider
- In a local or regional CPD group
- In a special interest group
- Through a CPD provider
- By signing up to the Institute of Osteopathy’s Peer Directory which is open to all osteopaths, not just members.
Remember you can do your Peer Discussion Review face-to-face, over the phone or via an online platform, whatever works best for you and your Peer Reviewer.
During the Peer Discussion Review, you will discuss your CPD and how it has impacted your practice. Remember that the Peer Discussion Review is a supportive process to help osteopaths learn from each other.