Accredited activities

CPD accredited activities: 40 CPD points

The following Provider led activities were formerly known as Category 1 activities. 

In the new triennium, accreditation of an activity will be based on new CPD Education Standards, and the terminology acknowledges the process and the difference between CPD Accredited and Category 1.  With the move to educational criteria rather than educational “formula” (i.e criteria for an ALM),   more effort will be required of Providers and the RACGP to develop and approve these activities.  However greater flexibility and the possibility for innovation, inhibited by the existing criteria, will now be possible. 

Skills and knowledge:
Validated education relevant to the GPs identified scope of practice 
Course, seminar and workshop.  Supervised clinical attachment. Online modules with peer interaction, discussion or feedback.
Reviewing performance:
Measures that examine medical practitioners’ actual work processes with feedback. Peer engagement activities.
Clinical or practice audit 
Measuring outcomes: 
Includes assessing the outcomes of doctors’ work by analysing and reflecting on patient outcome data. 
Clinical audit (participant) 
GP research (participant) 

GP self-directed accredited activities: 40 CPD points

These are activities that GPs may self-record as “Accredited” and are similar to the same selfrecorded activities as in the current triennium.

GPs will be required to complete an on-line form and meet the CPD Education Standards (where relevant), as do Providers. 

GPs will not be able to self-record a course/workshop or seminar that has not been accredited by the RACGP as an accredited activity.  

Higher education and research will be recognised as a continuous activity, rather than at the completion of the degree, PhD or research. 

Skills and knowledge:  Evidence based journal club 
Study towards higher education or
AMC accredited medical college qualification

GP research (principal/individual investigator) 
Published article – peer reviewed. 
40 pts 
 1 unit or 6 month term =I accredited activity
and 40 pts 

Each section = 1 accredited activity and 40 pts:
1.Evidence of planning
2. Interim progress report
40 pts  
Reviewing performance:  Practice audit (formerly PDSA).
Peer Group Activity
(formerly Small Group Activity; broaden criteria). 
 Supervised clinical attachment. 
40 pts 
40 pts 
Measuring outcomes:  Clinical audit  40 pts 

Chosen learning:  

  • CPD Activities self-approved  by the Education Provider:  2 pts per hour to a maximum of 30 CPD points per activity
  • Self-recorded activities: recorded in hours (= 2 CPD points); unlimited hours
  • PDP 15 pts per year upon completion of the annual review and reflection 
MBA Types of CPD  Provider led Self-recorded Activities listed under the following headings :
Skills and knowledge Courses, seminars, forums, workshops Skills and knowledge development
  Basic Life Support  Educator activities  
  FOAMED Patient centred professional development  
  PEP modules Activities not directly focused on clinical practice 
  Medical Conference eg GP -19 Study towards non clinical knowledge and skills
  Cultural awareness training   
Reviewing performance Practice accreditations Working and learning with peers 
  PEP WBA & Practice visit Patient centred professional development  
    Professional Development Plan
(15 pts per year upon completion of annual reflection) 
Measuring outcomes   Audit focused on GPs own practice:
Activities using audit of patient outcome data and
feedback from patients, peers, colleagues)
to assess patient outcomes and  implement quality improvements 

Expanded list

These are the type of activities that may be recognised and easily and simply self-recorded.

Educator Activities:
Supervising or mentoring in clinical or medical undergrad setting *Examining for RACGP Working as an RACGP assessor or reviewer  Medical educator role 

Patient centred professional development
Patient presentation research or reading, consultation/discussion with colleagues
Review of clinical guidelines
Patient survey
Audit focused on GPs own practice 

Working and learning with peers: 
Case based discussions, joint review of cases, and review of medical records
Practice meetings (patient centred discussions)
Discussion groups/forums
Practice  meetings where clinical matters discussed
External meetings with educational or clinical focus e.g. guideline development 
Academic activities
Publications in medical journals or texts  
Presentations to scientific meetings
Reviewing ethics or grant proposals
Editing or reviewing research or educational material
Giving expert advice on clinical matters 

Skill and knowledge development:
Conferences, grand rounds, seminars
ALS (non-accredited)
Reading, web research, or podcasts
Assessments designed to identify learning needs in specific areas e.g. procedural skills or diagnostic skills

Not directly focused on my practice
Participating in clinical governance/QA committees
Accrediting or auditing practices, hospitals and training sites
Medico legal work (reporting, expert witness)
Leading, analysing, writing reports on healthcare outcomes
Participation in M&M meeting, root cause analysis 
Study towards non clinical skills and knowledge:
Developing as an: educator, academic or manager 
Contribution to the profession
RACGP committee membership GP representative on an external committee GP advocate