CPD guidance for trainees

A training version of the CPD diary is available for use by specialist/specialty registrars enrolled with JRCPTB. This SpR/StR diary looks and operates the same way as the consultants’ diary, but is not subjected to audit procedures by the CPD office.

Who can use the CPD diary?

The trainee version of the CPD diary is available free to all SpRs/StRs who are enrolled with JRCPTB, and who have confirmed Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) dates.

The diary is not available to LATs, or SpRs/StRs not enrolled with JRCPTB.

It is important that future physicians are, by the end of their training, aware of the different elements of CPD and learn to use it to improve their professional development.

Why do trainees use the online CPD diary?

It is important that future physicians are, by the end of their training, aware of the different elements of CPD and learn to use it to improve their professional development. As a result, JRCPTB has agreed that SpRs/StRs can enroll in the CPD scheme once they have enrolled with JRCPTB.

The use of the online diary during training allows you to easily record your learning activities, which can then be printed out for your training record at intervals. Once your training has been completed, it’s easy to re-register for the full version of the CPD diary.

What is expected of trainees?

As a trainee you are not expected to use the CPD facility for registration of educational activity during the early part of your training. However, by your penultimate year assessment (PYA), you will need to demonstrate familiarity with the scheme, and by your final RITA or ARCP you should be able to confirm your use of the online diary.

This can be achieved by producing – either at your PYA or at the time of completion – evidence that the scheme has been used, ie by producing a printout of your diary showing a cycle of action and reflective thought.

Upgrading to the full CPD diary

Once you receive your CCT, you'll be guided to complete registration online for the consultant diary to change your status on the CPD scheme, and update your details on our database. You will then be upgraded to the full, consultant version of the CPD diary.

Your online CPD diary login details will remain the same and you can continue using the diary as normal to record your CPD.

All activities recorded in the SpR/StR diary will be transferred into the consultant diary.

To register, visit: http://cpd.rcplondon.ac.uk/