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CPD Renewal Changes

The RANZCOG Board recently approved several changes to the CPD program.
Click here to find out more.

 

CPD Requirements for Fellows & Subspecialists


Requirements for all Fellows
 

Fellows practising on either a part-time or full-time basis must accrue a minimum of 150 CPD hours within the 3-year period. A minimum of 38 CPD hours must be accrued in each of the following domains:

38 hours mandated in each domain with remaining 36 hours in any domain(s)

Domain

Minimum

Educational Activities (EA)

 38 hours

Outcome Measurement (OM)

 38 hours

Performance Review (PR)

 38 hours


 


Additional CPD Requirements for Subspecialists


All RANZCOG Subspecialists must accrue at least 100 of the 150 hours required over the three year period within their subspecialty area.

In addition to the 100 hour subspecialty requirement, CGO, CREI and CU subspecialists each have requirements as follows:

  1. CGO (Gynaecology Oncology subspecialty) - Participation in Multidisciplinary Team Meetings (MDT meetings) is mandatory for all CGO subspecialists (min. 1 hour).

  2. CREI (Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility subspecialty) & CU (Urogynaecology subspecialty) - Subspecialty checklist required every triennium. Please note: no other subspecialties (CGO, CMFM & COGU) are required to complete a subspecialty checklist.


View and download the current CPD Framework (revised and effective 1 July 2019). 

Please note: CPD Online is password-protected and accessible via the My.RANZCOG web portal. Only RANZCOG Fellows registered in CPD Online have access to this information.


CPD Resources


Practice Audit Questionnaires

 

Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire (PSQ)

The Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire activity provides you with the opportunity to confidentially and accurately assess, reflect and evaluate patient experiences and expectations around practice locality, staff, general organisation and the consultation itself. The results of the questionnaires will be provided to you for evaluation and worksheet completion.

To complete the quality cycle, it is suggested that you re-distribute the questionnaires after 4 months and compare the results to those from before.

The PSQ order form can be found as follows: 

 

Further information on the Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire can be found here.


Referring Doctors Satisfaction Questionnaire (RDSQ)

This activity provides you with the opportunity to confidentially and accurately assess and reflect on referring doctors' satisfaction with your practice. The results of the questionnaires will be provided to you for evaluation and worksheet completion.

To complete the quality cycle, it is suggested that you re-distribute the questionnaires after 4 months and compare the results to those from before.

The RDSQ order form can be found as follows: 


Further information on the Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire can be found here.


Post Operative Satisfaction Questionnaire (POSQ)

This questionnaire provides you with an opportunity to assess and reflect on the quality of patient experience in regards to the pre- and post-operative care you provide. The results of the questionnaires will be provided to you for evaluation and worksheet completion.

To complete the quality cycle, it is suggested that you re-distribute the questionnaires after 4 months and compare the results to those from before.

The POSQ order form can be found as follows: 


Further information on the Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire can be found here.


Self-adapted Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire (SAPSQ)

This sample questionnaire has been developed to assist Fellows who wish to design and administer their own practice-specific patient satisfaction questionnaires.

This activity aims to provide you with a confidential and accurate method of assessing patient expectations and satisfaction with your practice. Following completion of the survey, results should be evaluated and a follow-up plan designed and implemented if required.

To complete the quality cycle, it is suggested you re-audit your practice after 12 months to re-assess your patients' satisfaction. The PSQ Sample Questions and details of CPD Points are outlined in the Questionnaire: Self-adapted Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire (SAPSQ) (PDF)


Verification Checks

Fellows must retain documented evidence of their participation in CPD activities. Fellows who are one week (or more) overdue submitting their CPD requirements will be automatically selected for a Verification Check.

See Verification Checks for full information.
 


Changes in Circumstance


CPD Exemptions

 

CPD Exemption Requests: Six Months or More

If you have been absent from medical practice for a period greater than 6 months due to Parental Leave, ill health or other exceptional circumstances, you may be eligible for an exemption to be applied to your current CPD period.

Requests for exemptions can be made in writing to the Chairman of the Continuing Professional Development Committee (CPD Committee). Proof of parental leave, ill health or exceptional circumstances must be provided.

The Chairman of the CPD Commitee will consider requests for exemptions of 6 – 12 months; requests greater than 12 months will be considered by the full CPD Committee, which meets three times a year (March, July and November).

If you are absent from practice for a period greater than 2 years please see the Re-entry guidelines following a prolonged period of absence from practice & retraining (WPI 13) (PDF).


Fellows Overseas

View a list of currently recognised international CPD programs, and how to apply for a reduction in your subscription fee.

Fellows Overseas
 

Retirement from Practice

View information and forms related to becoming a Semi-retired or Retired Fellow:

Retirement from Practice
 

Re-Entry and Training

The RANZCOG re-entry and retraining programs have been developed to support the vision of 'excellence in women's health' by assisting Fellows who wish to return to active practice following a prolonged absence or who have identified themselves as requiring retraining, or have been identified by a Regional Health Board, Medical Board or Medical Council as requiring retraining.

Re-entry to Practice and Retraining Policy (PDF)
 



 

More information

For further information please contact the CPD team:

Phone +61 3 9412 2967
Email [email protected]

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