The Continuous Professional Development Support Scheme (CPD-SS) is an educational programme open to all NCHDs working in the public health service who are:
The CPD-SS is funded by the HSE. It helps you enhance your clinical knowledge and skills and fulfill some of your Professional Competence Scheme requirements in line with Medical Council requirements. Enrollment is free of charge.
Once enrolled on the CPD-SS, you will be able to access training and educational activities worth up to 20 external CPD credits or totalling three days per year, whichever is greatest.
You will be able to access a range of clinical courses and CPD activities run by Irish postgraduate medical training bodies, including RCPI.
The Royal College of Physicians is proud to present an exciting new online educational programme. From September 2021, hospital doctors on the general division will be able to enroll in a new learning path which will provide access to a range of online courses.
Launching this September, the 2021/ 2022 learning path will be delivered online over a 9-month period. Your path will include mandatory courses from RCPI Higher Specialist Training (HST) programmes as well as specialty-specific courses, clinical updates, and access to RCPI’s wide range of online resources. Different ‘Learning Paths’ will become available each year, with each year’s courses building on learning milestones from the previous year – in line with HST training programmes.
This is the entry criteria:
We run a wide range of courses and events that are completely free of charge for doctors enrolled on the Continuous Professional Development Support Scheme (CPD-SS), including:
Please read the HSE's guidance document on the Continuous Professional Development - Support Scheme before you enrol. It outlines the terms and conditions of the CPD-SS.