Meeting the requirements of Category 3 – Measuring Outcomes in the 2019 MyCPD framework
There are important changes to the MyCPD framework that came into effect in January 2019 and that will affect all physicians. These changes are in response to requirements flagged by the Medical Board of Australia and the Medical Council of New Zealand.
One of these changes is encouragement for doctors to complete CPD activities that measure performance by investigating “… the outcomes of doctors' everyday work by analysing and reflecting on data about health outcomes”.
While this can be done in many ways, one activity that has been suggested is to participate in institution lead audit, or self-audit. Self-audit requires you to choose a particular aspect of your work and to review that against accepted standards. This does not have to be a large audit. As long as it is likely to be a meaningful learning experience for you it can be done by reviewing the last 10 relevant cases or incidents against recognised standards. The following resources may help:
The CPD team is happy to answer any questions you may have, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
2019 CPD Framework
2019 FAQ MyCPD
Making the most of CPD (RACP Quarterly)
CPD upgrade launched
CPD Framework past updates
MyCPD Access for Advanced Trainees