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Revised professional competence arrangements for 2020/21 – Medical Council

The Medical Council has announced a revised framework for maintenance of professional competence activity for 2020/21

For the 2020/21 professional competence scheme year, only the following will apply:

  • Doctors will not be required to record a clinical/practice audit with their Scheme;
  • Doctors will not be required to record 25 CPD credits of the 50 CPD credit total with their Scheme. These credits will be considered as met arising from increased learnings by doctors during Covid-19.
  • Of the 25 CPD credits remaining, doctors will be permitted to record these credits in any CPD category (external, internal, personal, research/teaching). CPD targets for each category will not apply for 2020/21.

Doctors will be asked to make a declaration about their maintenance of professional competence during the 2021 annual retention process.

The 2020/21 CPD requirements as outlined above will be kept under review in light of a protracted pandemic, according to the Council.

Should further updates be required, these will be communicated to doctors through their professional competence schemes and on the Medical Council website.

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