CPD is the process by which veterinary surgeons maintain, improve and broaden their skills and knowledge, and develop personal qualities to ensure that they remain professionally competent to treat animals to a high standard.
CPD provides a foundation for compliance with the Board's Code of Professional Conduct, and to uphold the public's trust and confidence in the profession.
Veterinary surgeons must maintain CPD records which describe their CPD activity and how that activity has maintained and/or developed their knowledge or skills in professional practice.
This involves recording the following information for each item of CPD activity:
The learning outcome of the activity (a description of what was learnt)
The impact of the activity (a description of how the activity benefited or will benefit an area(s) of professional practice)
The following material has been added to the Board's website to enhance understanding of the CPD record keeping requirements: