A Peer Discussion Review (PDR) is a structured, formal discussion with at least one osteopath or other health professional, that will need to be completed by the end of your three-year CPD cycle. Osteopaths tell us the Peer Discussion Review is a positive experience – a chance to share professional knowledge and receive helpful feedback.
In your PDR, you’ll need to confirm and discuss how you have completed all the elements of the CPD scheme, using your CPD record of evidence of the activities you have carried out. You should expect the discussion to take around an hour to an hour-and-a-half to complete.
You could choose to do it with one other peer or a group of peers and it can be done in several ways, for example, with:
a single meeting towards the end of the three-year cycle
or through ongoing discussions during the three-year cycle
There may be other ways you could choose to approach it – your only requirement is to complete the PDR template towards the end of your three-year cycle of CPD. If you want to find out more about the PDR you might find it helpful to take a look at the template that you’ll need to complete (available as a PDF – suitable for Macs – and as a Word document).
Some people have told us that they find it useful to start filling in the PDR template early to help them plan their three-year CPD cycle. If you find it useful to do this, you might want to consider keeping this draft PDR template in your CPD records as this will give you extra evidence of how you have engaged with the CPD scheme. You might also find this very useful preparation for your final PDR.