CPD through the BGS
- Created on 30 September 2010
- Written by R Atkins
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CPD For individual doctors
The British Geriatrics Society holds two scientific conferences each year - one in Spring and one in Autumn. The conferences are generally two days long although they may include a sponsored symposium on the afternoon preceding or following the main conference.
Our meetings are generally accredited with 14 - 21 CME hours.
The sub-menu to this item will give you more details of future scientific meetings.
Continuing Professional Development
- Created on 07 October 2010
- Written by Steve Allen, BGS Director of CPD
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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) refers to the postgraduate educational activities expected of medical doctors (by the General Medical Council) in order to ensure that they remain up-to-date in their field and continue to develop and enhance the knowledge and skills required to be successful in their working lives.
The requirements of various stakeholders, ranging from the organisations who supply and/or accredit material for CPD, to doctors' employers and the doctors themselves, are set out on the GMC website.
The Royal Colleges, in turn, provide the infrastructure whereby doctors can record their CPD activities and have these audited.
The role of CPD in the context of the evolving Revalidation Project has not yet been finalised but in the light of the inevitability of the two being linked, any news on revalidation will be published in this section of the website.