CPD program-level requirements


Tools and resources to assist with the new CPD program-level requirements.

 

CPD program-level requirements


Tools and resources to assist with the new CPD program-level requirements.

 

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CPD program-level requirements

The RACGP has tools and resources available to assist you with the new CPD program-level requirements specific to culturally safe practice, health inequities, professionalism and ethical practice. The RACGP CPD Standards provides guidance to CPD providers and GPs about the program-level requirements. 

The new MBA CPD Registration Standard requires all registered medical practitioners to engage in CPD activities relevant to: 

  • culturally safe practice 
  • health inequities 
  • professionalism and ethical practice  

These are not additional to, but part of your 50 hours of CPD. Each year, you must include at least one activity in your CPD that addresses each of these areas relevant to your scope of practice. 

You can find a range of these activities through the ‘Browse’ function of your myCPD home

All CPD program-level requirements are aligned to the Good medical practice: a code of conduct for doctors in Australia (the code). Mapping can be viewed here. The ‘code’ describes what is expected of all doctors registered to practise medicine in Australia. It sets out the principles that characterise good medical practice and makes explicit the standards of ethical and professional conduct expected of doctors by their professional peers and the community. 

The 2022 RACGP Curriculum and Syllabus for Australian General Practice also includes the CPD program-level requirements e.g., there is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health unit, Domain 4 relates to Professional and Ethical Role and Domain 3 covers Health inequity. 


Culturally safe practice
Cultural safety is determined by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families and communities.

Health inequities 
Health inequities are systematic differences in the opportunities groups have to achieve optimal health, leading to unfair and avoidable differences in health outcomes.

Professionalism and ethical practice
Doctors have a duty to make the care of patients their first concern and to practise medicine safely and effectively.

For a complete list of available RACGP CPD approved activities on cultural safety, health inequities, professionalism and ethical practice check out the ‘Browse’ function of your myCPD home.