How to use the CPD online diary
The online diary is free to use for all members of FPH and to Associate members who are subscribing to the CPD scheme. It enables you to keep a record of your CPD activities and your Personal Development Plan (PDP) each year and submit your annual CPD return and portfolio (once selected for audit) online. From 1 April 2016, it is mandatory for all members to enter their CPD activities in the online CPD diary. It is advisable to record CPD activities as they are completed rather than at the end of the CPD year.
Your annual CPD return must be with the Faculty no later than 30 April. This is the return which states how many CPD credits you will be claiming for the previous year.
How to use the FPH online system
Once you logged in, you will be able to record your activities online.
Under ‘This year’s CPD activities’ you will find all your entries for the current year with a credit total.
Under ‘All CPD activities’ you can view your entries from previous years. These entries can be sorted by year or keyword by using the ‘Filter’ function on this page.
To add new activities to your online diary during the year go to ‘New CPD activity’. Once the activity has been entered it will appear immediately under ‘This year’s CPD activities’.
To submit your CPD return online go to ‘Submit mandatory annual return’, select the year and follow the instructions. The deadline for submitting a CPD return is 30 April.
Under ‘PDP overview’ you are able to keep an electronic record of your Personal Development Plan which is ideally undertaken with a peer as part of, or linked to, your annual appraisal. It should be updated whenever there has been a change – either when a goal is achieved or modified or where a new need is identified. If you wish to add a new PDP item, go to ‘New PDP entry’.