By the end of your three-year CPD cycle, you will need to have completed a Peer Discussion Review with a colleague, to enable you to reflect on your CPD and practice. This will normally take place towards the end of the cycle, although it could be undertaken early in Year 3 to allow time for any further CPD development if needed.
The Peer Discussion Review is a structured, formal discussion with a peer, an osteopath or another health professional, arranged for example within a regional group, an educational institution, a clinical interest group, or even by the General Osteopathic Council.
It is important to find someone that you can trust, creating a safe space to discuss practise and CPD. Some people prefer someone that they know, or who practises like them, others want someone they don’t know, who doesn’t practise like them so that they gain the benefit of new perspectives.
Peers can be found:
• In your practice • As part of your alumni group (remember you can do your peer discussion over the phone or online discussion) • From a regional group • From an Osteopathic Alliance organisation • From an osteopathic educational institution • From the Institute of Osteopathy
Within the Peer Discussion Review, you will discuss your CPD and practice and show how this complies with the CPD requirements for osteopaths. It is important for the Peer Discussion Review to be conducted in a supportive way that emphasises and encourages engagement and enhances practice.
Remember that you can carry out your Peer Discussion Review over the phone or via an online video call.
Communication and consent Keeping CPD Records Objective Activity Osteopathic Practice Standards Peer Discussion Review / Guidance
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