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Professional and Post Graduate Development

Professional Development

Practitioners registered with RCCP have the potential to cause harm to patients.To reduce the risk of harm registrants are required to demonstrate that they are fit to practice, both in terms of their competency and conduct. RCCP has a responsibility to ensure that registrants maintain fitness to practice and continue to meet its standards.This is carried out through monitoring the Continuing Professional (CPD)  Development activities that registrants undertake.This is important in supporting a culture of continuous learning and improvement, as well as ensuring the professionalism of registrants. 
RCCP standards require that a registrant must:
  •  Standard 1 - Maintain a continuous, up-to-date and accurate record of their CPD activities; 
  •  Standard 2 - Demonstrate that their CPD activities are a mixture of learning activities relevant to current or future practice;
  •  Standard 3 - Seek to ensure that their CPD has contributed to the quality of their practice and service delivery;
  •  Standard 4 - Seek to ensure that their CPD benefits the service user;
  •  Standard 5 - Upon request, present a written profile (which must be their own work and supported by evidence) explaining how they have met the standards for CPD 

RCCP audits 3% of CPD records every two years which is in line with the audit conducted by the Health & Care Professions Council.  The next audit is due to take place in 2021. RCCP will contact registrants who are randomly selected.  Failure to comply with RCCP CPD requirements will lead to a registrant's suspension from the Register.

For more information see the RCCP Policy for CPD.

For examples of CPD activities please see the RCCP Guidance for CPD

For further assistance please view the Frequently Asked Questions: 

CPD Evidence Form :This can be completed and be used as evidence, if you do not have a certificate to support an entry of your CPD activity.

Post Graduate Level Development

About the M Level and CSci Registration
Post-graduate Masters (M)-Level RCCP Registration 2019 Update

The following modalities are eligible for this level of registration:
Post graduate M-Level Registration:  GI Physiologists, Neurophysiologists & Sleep Physiologists can apply to this Register
Chartered Scientist registration (CSci):  Neurophysiologists can apply for this Science Council Professional Registration directly through the Association of Neurophysiological Scientists (ANS).  Proof of acceptance onto the CSci register through ANS is satisfactory evidence to be accepted onto the RCCP M-Level register.  
If your discipline is not eligible to apply to either Register, please contact your Professional Body.

Further Information

Chartered Scientist - What's in it for me?
M Level Representatives

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Continuing Professional Development Audit Report 2017-2019

This CPD report describes the outcomes of the 6 disciplines of Clinical Physiologists the RCCP audited against our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Standards between April 2017 and March 2019.

CPD Focus Report

Kelly St Pier, RCCP Registrar, discusses the challenges and opportunities for Continuing Professional Development during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

CPD Guidance

RCCP Continuing Professional Development Audit Report 2017

RCCP CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUDIT REPORT 2017 Continuing professional development (CPD) can be defined as a broad range of activities that a person undertakes or participates in, in order to maintain, improve or develop their knowledge and skills to the benefit of the practitioner, those that work with and most importantly the patient. 

Need to defer your CPD audit?

Occasionally due to unavoidable circumstances, you may need to ask to defer (put off) your audit - find out more here

RCCP Guidance on Prescribing

Not sure what your limitations on prescribing are? - find out more here

2019 RCCP Audit - FAQ

Every second year we will be randomly auditing a sample of registrants so make sure you are collecting your evidence - find out more here

What CPD do I have to do?

RCCP standards require that a registrant must follow some simple rules

Chartered Scientist - Is it for me?

Find our more about CSci here but please note that ANS is currently the only discipline that offers a CSci route

M Level Representatives

If you have a query about M Level contact the representatives for the modalities of Neurophysiology, GI Physiology & Sleep Physiology. Currently there are no representatives in the other disciplines

What CPD do I have to do?

RCCP standards require that a registrant must follow some simple rules

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