What is CPD?
Did you know attending Confed19 will contribute towards your continuing professional development (CPD).
But what does CPD mean?
CPD refers to any activity, formal or informal, that helps you develop your skills and knowledge, and enhances your professional practice.
What are CPD hours and points?
CPD is often expressed in the form of hours, points, units or credits. In general, every hour spent continuing your professional development will earn you one CPD point.
Confed19 is worth up to the following number of CPD points:
- Confed19 – Wednesday only = six points
- Confed19 – Thursday only = six points
- Confed19 – Both days = twelve points
Once conference is over, the NHS Confederation will provide a certificate of participation to delegates who have filled in our short online form expressing an interest to receive CPD points.
Please note only event delegates are eligible for CPD points. Staff working at any of the events mentioned above will not be eligible for CPD points.
Benefits of CPD
Engaging in Continuing Professional Development ensures that both academic and practical qualifications do not become out-dated or obsolete; allowing individuals to continually ‘up skill’ or ‘re-skill’ themselves, regardless of occupation, age or educational level.
Who requires CPD?
CPD is typically regulated by professional bodies, trade and industry associations within each professional sector. Most institutes provide their members with CPD requirements generally as a required annual number of hours or points. The majority of institutions allow members to choose subjects of relevance to them as individuals.
Even if you aren’t a member of a professional body, trade or industry association, you can still collect CPD points as evidence to your employer that you are continuing your learning and developing your skills further.
Who will accept CPD points and certificates?
All industry bodies and employers.
To find out more please visit the CPD website.