An exclusive GP poll reveals widespread unhappiness with new CPD regime


GPs have rubbished the RACGP’s mandatory quality improvement activity — known as Planning, Learning and Need (PLAN) — describing it as useless and a waste of time.

The college’s revamp of its CPD program, launched with little warning in 2017, was sold as a key element of the new triennium, designed to help doctors “self-reflect” to better identify their learning needs.

But a survey of 550 GPs, run last week by Medical Observer and our sister publication, Australian Doctor, suggests the online