The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program supports Australian general practitioners (GPs) to maintain and improve their professional knowledge and skills in order to provide the best possible care for patients and their communities.
The Medical Board of Australia (MBA) defines CPD as:
The means by which health practitioners maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence, and develop the personal and professional qualities required throughout their professional lives.
The RACGP acknowledges the important role that CPD Providers have in the provision of high-quality CPD activities. This Provider handbook has been developed to support the planning, design and development of CPD activities for the RACGP CPD Program. The handbook (including the appendices) forms an annexure to the CPD Provider Agreement, and comprehension of the contents of this handbook is required in conjunction with acceptance of the Provider Agreement.