The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
From 1 July 2022, the RANZCOG CPD program has moved to an annual CPD cycle.”
The new cycle from 1 July 2022 will run for 18 months and be considered ‘transitional’ to enable Fellows and members to understand the new requirements and bring the CPD program into a calendar year cycle that is now required by the Medical Board of Australia. Please note the number of hours will not be increased during this transitional 18-month period and will remain as a minimum 50 hours a year as outlined in the table below.
Fellows and members will be required to record a minimum of 50 CPD hours each year, across the three domains, as outlined in the table below.
|Total (hours)||Educational activities||Outcome measurement* (OM)||Performance review (PR)*||Remaining OM/PR*||Remaining hours|
*A revised allocation of hours for OM and PR has been introduced that will require a minimum of 50% (25 hours) across both domains with a minimum of 5 hours within each.
Mandatory: Professional development plan and annual conversation
A professional development plan promotes a lifelong reflective approach to learning which means doctors are responsible for identifying learning needs which are relevant to their scope of practice.
An annual conversation forms the core recertification process for New Zealand doctors. It is designed for doctors to review their achievements from the previous year, and through a process of reflection and discussion, formulate the direction their CPD will take in the coming years.
CPD requirements for subspecialists
A minimum of 35 hours out of the 50 annual CPD hours must be subspecialty-specific.
Gynaecological Oncology (CGO)
CGO subspecialists will be required to participate in a minimum of 20 hours of MDT meetings a year.
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI) and Urogynaecology (CU)
CREI and CU subspecialists are required to include at least one goal from the following areas: Education and Training, Research, Leadership and, Governance to include in their Professional Development Plan (PDP). The same goal cannot be selected within a 3-year period. View the online PDP form via your CPD portal for further information.
Mandatory reporting for CPD non-compliance
Following implementation of the revised CPD Standard and Recertification requirements, both the MBA and MCNZ will require annual reporting for CPD non-compliance following the end of a cycle. The College’s internal processes for supporting overdue Fellows and members will continue, prior to any reporting to the regulatory bodies.
Upgraded CPD platform
A new CPD platform, on Integrate, will replace my.RANZCOG from 1 July 2022. It will have a similar look to the current CPD platform, but with improved functionality. If you experience any issues with the portal, please email email@example.com.
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