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Coronavirus - COVID-19 Surgical Practice

CPD and Maintaining Professional Competence

If you are on the Medical Register (General or Specialists division), you are required to enrol with a Professional Competence Scheme and maintain your competence. Most medical conferences and courses have been cancelled or moved online and it seems unlikely that this situation will pertain until the end of 2021.

In the year 20/21 (ending April 30th 2021, each doctor is required to enrol in a scheme and record 25 CPD credits.

In the year 21/22 (beginning May 1 2021), each doctors will be expected to record 25 credits and complete a clinical audit.

RCSI continue to offer webinars that are free to all to attend and have an archive of their webinars available online.

Two new online courses on effective communication using telephone or video technology developed by the National Healthcare Communications Programme with the support of RCSI, which are CPD approved, are available here

Further information on PCS and your professional obligations are available here (