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Continuing Professional Development

CPD is a continuing learning process that helps physicians to keep up to date and develop new skills, enabling them to maintain and improve their professional practice to the highest possible standard. CPD should support changes in a physician’s practice and career and should also help physicians to keep up to date when they are not practising. To assist FPM members in the recording of their CPD, we encourage all our members to register for the PReP system.  Doctors who are revalidating with FPM will have access to both the revalidation and CPD (supporting evidence) aspects of PReP.  Doctors who are not revalidating with FPM will only have access to the CPD (supporting evidence) aspect of PReP.  For access to PReP please email fpm@fpm.org.uk.

FPM also approves external events, conferences, courses, seminars and other educational training activities for CPD. Relevant events will have pharmaceutical medicine or related content with a target audience of medical practitioners and can be for an internal or external audience, national or international, online or face to face.  See CPD Approval for Event Providers for more information.

Record your CPD

  • Doctors who are revalidating with FPM will have access to both the revalidation and CPD aspects of PReP.
  • Doctors who are not revalidating with FPM, email fpm@fpm.org.uk to get access to PReP.

CPD guidance and ‘Framework for CPD for Pharmaceutical Medicine’

Our CPD guidance (PDF) provides pharmaceutical physicians who are either engaged in the revalidation process or who simply wish to keep up to date in their practice, with:

  1. Useful information about how to identify and record CPD activities.
  2. Information on how non-revalidating pharmaceutical physicians can register to use PReP.
  3. A ‘Framework for CPD for Pharmaceutical Medicine’.
  4. Information for event organisers who wish to apply to FPM for CPD credits.

Useful information

For information on standards and criteria for CPD activities see the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges’ document: Standards and Criteria for CPD Activities: A Framework for Accreditation and their useful CPD FAQs.

The GMC have issued a very helpful document: Continuing Professional Development: guidance for all doctors.

If you have a CPD enquiry please email cpd@fpm.org.uk.