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 the Medical Council legal requirements of your Professional Competence Scheme. The scheme allows you to access educational activities worth up to 20 external CPD credits. You can access educational activities within RCPI and/or you can access CPD activities run by other Irish postgraduate medical training bodies. Enrollment is free of charge.
Once enrolled on the RCPI CPD-SS, you will have a choice of two options: Self-directed Pathway or Structured Learning Pathway. The self-directed pathway allows you to select your own courses whilst the structured learning pathway provides you with a set suite of courses selected for registrars in your specialty. Both pathways offered are a selection of education courses but are not a training programme or equivalent to a training programme.