REVALIDATION AND CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD)

CPD requirements will change in 2018 as new requirements for the revalidation of pharmacy professionals are introduced.

What’s changing?

The revalidation model will require the annual submission of 4 CPD records in 2018 at the time of registration renewal, covering activities from the last 12 months. 
  • Of the 4 CPD learning records, a minimum of two must be planned learning. A maximum of two can be unplanned records. 
  • In 2019 additional records for peer discussion and reflective account will also be required

Further information is available on the GPhC website .

Use of RPS lifelong portfolios to record your professional development and CPD

Use our Faculty or Foundation e-portfolios to make lifelong records of your professional development and CPD.

Our Faculty portfolio is for pharmacists who have been practising for more than two years, whilst our Foundation portfolio is aimed at pharmacists in their first 1000 days of practice, members returning to work after a career break, changing their scope of practice or practice environment, and those who are simply working steadily in their practice setting.

One to one professional support and advice

Our professional support service offers one to one confidential advice, over the telephone or by email. Our team can help you gauge where you are in your revalidation/CPD journey and support you along the way using our lifelong e-portfolios, or using the GPhC re-registration platform.

Contact the Professional Support Service on:

0845 257 2570 / 0207 572 2737  (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm)
[email protected]

Learning materials for CPD

Together with the Pharmaceutical Journal, we have a wide variety of learning materials, resources and suggestions for what to write about:

Tools to support CPD records

CPD

Countdown to revalidation

  • NOW The GPhC council have confirmed the revalidation framework (Dec 2017)
  • In 2 months they plan to issue tailored information and guidance to all registrants (Feb 2018)
  • In 3 months they are expected to launch a platform for submitting CPD (30 March 2018)
  • In 2018 Registrants renewing will be asked to submit 4 CPD records 
  • In 2019 Peer discussion and Reflective Account records will also be required

Ongoing RPS developments

  • We are continuing to work with GPhC towards the  goal of eliminating the need for “dual recording”
  • We plan to offer a 2018 CPD peer review service learning from our 2016 pilot. 
  • We will make recording CPD as easy as possible by developing a new ‘revalidation platform’ that can be used to populate our Faculty and Foundation e-portfolios, and be submitted to GPhC for revalidation.
  • We will support peer discussion and reflective account requirements.
  • RPS consultation response
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