GPs angry over CPD fee hike

Doctors are demanding the RACGP justify why it charges non-members $675 for its CPD program, saying it is doing nothing more than collecting the points and sticking them on a website.

The cost of taking part in the college's Quality Improvement and CPD program is covered in the RACGP membership fees, but non-members currently pay $524 a year.

Next year, the fee will increase almost 30%.

By signing up to the program, doctors have an official record showing they have met CPD requirements for their medical registration.

The record is also used by Medicare to