PLAN for change: new CPD requirements likely to become voluntary

Candidates for RACGP’s top job pledge to respond to backlash against the program

The RACGP’s decision to force doctors to undergo the controversial PLAN CPD activity is likely to be reversed after the college’s presidential elections next month.


All college members are required to undertake the self-reflection activity after it was made a mandatory element of the college’s CPD program in January 2017.

Introduced with almost no consultation with college members, it has been savaged.

An Australian Doctor survey of 550 GPs this year revealed 78% of respondents thought it had been of no use in helping them identify gaps in their skills and knowledge