Continual Professional Development (CPD)
CPD is the way health professionals continue to learn and develop throughout their careers so they keep their skills and knowledge up to date and are able to work safely, legally and effectively.
The IOCP encourages all its members to actively take part in continuing professional development and embrace reflective learning through routinely Planning, Recording and Reflecting upon their own learning experiences to increase wider personal development.
At the end of training courses the IOCP promotes all those who have attended the course to reflect upon their day’s learning experience. This is to heighten personal growth, and to establish clear links between the effort those have put in to the day and the benefits of the course, which can be taken away and implemented effectively. The outcome of a day of learning is for all those involved to ask the question, what have I learnt today? And, how can this knowledge be used in my professional development, and in my career? How have I learnt today? And, can I improve the ways in which I learn in the future?
CPD is vitally important it will not only benefit your patients, but also increase the depth of your knowledge and increase skills that can be implemented for HCPC Audits.