Your Annual Statement of Participation is the document approved by the Medical Council to demonstrate that you have maintained a formal record of your engagement in Professional Competence as required by the Medical Practitioner's Act.
Statements are based on the information you have entered in your ePortfolio for Professional Competence about your ongoing CPD and Audit / Quality Improvement activities during the year.
The statement will show summarised information which will demonstrate whether you have recorded sufficient activities to meet the Medical Council requirements for the current statement year. It will also show summarised information for up to four previous years.
While the Professional Competence year ends on 30 April, we understand that you may be involved in activities right up to the last moment. For that reason, statements are usually issued in early May, allowing time for you to enter all your activities.
While it is necessary to keep evidence of participation in the External, Internal and Research or Teaching categories, your statement does not carry any information about evidence, so it is acceptable to simply add your activities and return to save your evidence in ePortfolio after statements have been issued.
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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