Clinical (Practice) Audit is not the same as CPD - it's a separate Professional Competence requirement.
To meet this requirement, you must complete one audit or quality improvement project about an aspect of your own practice every year.
This is a requirement for all doctors enrolled on a Professional Competence Scheme, not just those working in hospitals.
We recommend spending at least 12 hours per year on your audit or quality improvement project. If you find it difficult to identify a topic, the information below will help.
Our online course Performing Audit will help you plan, design and conduct a clinical audit.
It outlines how to mitigate risks and improve quality of service, which ultimately leads to improved patient care.
It will help you decide what to audit and provides practical quality improvement tools to help you undertake your own audit.
This one-hour online course provides a practical introduction to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its application in the clinical setting.
You will see how this legislation impacts your day-to-day role. You will learn about best p
Here are some tips and guidelines for helping you conduct an audit.
Your Professional Competence requirements are based on your Medical Council registration status. Absence or retirement from practice does not exempt you from conducting one audit or quality improvement project each year.
If you're absent or retired from practice, check the following documents and web pages for advice.
We have a highly experienced Professional Competence support team in our Dublin headquarters. They are always happy to answer your questions and advise you on how to maintain Professional Competence. If you need help with your ePortfolio, we can arrange a convenient time to work with you to ensure your records are up to date. If you need advice on how to apply for CPD approval for your event call or email with your event title and proposed date and we will talk you through what you need to do. Contact Jennifer Noordman or Deirdre Donegan in our Professional Competence Department for any queries relating to your professional competence scheme or your application for CPD approval
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