New ePortfolio for Professional Competence: Important information – Action required by 13 May 2019

New ePortfolio for Professional Competence: Important information - Action required

We are pleased to announce that a new ePortfolio for Professional Competence will be launched in June 2019.

The new ePortfolio for Professional Competence will be quick and easy to use, allowing for on-the-spot recording of CPD, Audit and Quality Improvement activities. You will be able to record activities in real time on your mobile phone, even if you are offline (not connected to the internet).

In Professional Competence? This year's deadline to update ePortfolio is 13 May 2019

In preparation for the new system, your current ePortfolio will be locked for editing on Monday 13 May 2019, at which point you will no longer be able to add or edit any information until you are given access to the new ePortfolio in June 2019.

Once ePortfolio is locked for editing on 13 May, we will begin the process of transferring your records over to the new system. We will also start generating your Annual Statement of Participation.

How to prepare: Update your records before 13 May 2019

To make sure your Professional Competence records are transferred smoothly over to the new ePortfolio - and that your 2018/2019 Annual Statement of Participation is correct - please take the following action:

  • Before Monday 13 May 2019, finish recording all CPD, Audit and Quality Improvement activities completed between 1 May 2018 and 30 April 2019 in your current ePortfolio

In preparation for the new system it's also a good idea to review ePortfolio entries for previous years to make sure your new ePortfolio contains an accurate record of your Professional Competence activities.

An accurate Annual Statement of Participation is more important than ever

It is very important to finish recording your 2018 - 2019 activities in ePortfolio before 13 May 2019 so that we can generate an accurate Annual Statement of Participation in Professional Competence.

Remember, this year the Medical Council will be sent a list of all doctors who have not met their Professional Competence Scheme requirements.

Getting your Professional Competence records up to date by 13 May 2019 will also ensure that your new ePortfolio will accurately reflect your progress and most recent activities.

Information entered before 1 May 2013 will not be transferred to new ePortfolio

We are required to retain the last six years of Professional Competence data. This means we will only keep information entered in ePortfolio since 1 May 2013.

Any information entered in ePortfolio before 1 May 2013 will not be transferred to the new system and will eventually be deleted.

Information entered before May 2013 must be downloaded if you want to keep it

If you were enrolled on a Professional Competence scheme between May 2011 and April 2013, there may be information in the current ePortfolio that you wish to keep.

If you want to keep a copy of this information you must download it before midday on Monday 13 May 2019.

Read printed instructions on how to download your records (PDF)

We're here to help

If you need help please contact our Helpdesk on Freephone 1800 303 574 or email Helpdesk@rcpi.ie

Our Helpdesk operates Monday to Friday, from 09:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 17:00 GMT.

We will be in touch with you again with information on how to use the new ePortfolio.

RCPI Helpdesk

Tel: +353 1 8639721

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