Doctors face new CPD requirements to remain registered

Medical board releases draft plan to ensure doctors are fit to practise

The Medical Board of Australia has revealed its draft plan to overhaul the CPD system with new requirements that all doctors review their own performance each year and examine their outcomes.

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If adopted, it will mean the end of the triennium model used by the RACGP and ACRRM, which allows GPs to complete their CPD at any time over a three-year period.

Instead, all doctors will be required to complete a minimum of 50 hours of CPD every year in order to remain registered to practise.

At least 12.5 hours will have to be focused on