SpRs and CPD
It is important that future physicians are, by the end of their training, aware of the different elements of CPD and learn to use CPD as a means of improving their professional development.
As a result JRCPTB has agreed that SpRs will be enrolled in the Federation CPD scheme at the same time as they enroll with JRCPTB. It is considered that the use of the online diary during training will allow the easy recording of activity, which can then be printed out for the training record at intervals. A seamless transfer to the Colleges CPD scheme on the completion of training and acquisition of a CCT can then be facilitated.
However, those SpRs who are training in Haematology, Immunology, Chemical Pathology, Metabolic Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmaceutical Medicines are not required to have registered for CPD but the facility is open to them.
What is expected of SpRs?
It is not expected that trainees will use the CPD facility for registration of educational activity during the early part of their training. However it will be necessary by the time of their PYA that trainees should be able to demonstrate familiarity with the scheme, and by the time of their final RITA should be able to confirm their use of the online diary. This will be achieved by producing - either at the PYA(s) or at the time of completion - evidence that the scheme has been used i.e. by producing a print out of their diary showing a cycle of action and reflective thought.
How to start using the Online CPD Diary?
If you are registered with the JRCPTB department and we have your correct email address you would receive an automatic email with your RCP code number, password and instruction on how to login and use the Online CPD Diary. If you have not received an email from us yet, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: once you receive your CCTs, your Online CPD Diary login details will remain the same and you will be able to continue using the diary as normal to record your CPD. However, you will need to complete the Registration Form to change your status on the Federation CPD Scheme and update your details on our database.
For all other queries to do with SpR training please contact the JRCPTB office directly on 020 7935 1174 or please email email@example.com.