Our CPD scheme

For any CPD activity that took place on or before 31 March 2022, you should follow this FPH CPD policy. This policy requires you to record a minimum of 50 CPD credit.


For any CPD activity that took place from 1 April 2022, you should record your CPD as per our new FPH CPD policy. This policy requires you to complete between 3 to 6 reflective notes linked to your PDP.


Both these schemes are consistent with the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges CPD guidance. They both ensure you are meeting GMC and UKPHR requirements for revalidation and CPD. 


For the 2021/22 CPD year, if you are able to submit your CPD return as normal, please do so by 30 April 2022 at which point the opportunity to make a submission for this year will close. There is no formal requirement to submit an annual return for 2021-22. There will be no audit of CPD submissions for the 2021-22 year.


Here are some key timings:


CPD requirements suspended due to Covid-19 March 2020 to March 2022
Use of new FPH CPD policy 1 April 2022
CPD requirements resume 1 April 2022
Deadline for submitting 2021/22 annual return *not mandatory 30 April 2022
Deadline for submitting 2022/23 annual return *mandatory 30 April 2023
Launch of new CPD diary April 2023

Major changes to the scheme from 1 April 2022

  • No more CPD credits – It is no longer a requirement to complete a minimum of 50 CPD credits per year, and no longer a requirement to record the number of ‘hours’ of CPD activity. This is replaced by a requirement to complete between 3 and 6 reflective notes linked to your PDP.

  • No more audit - The current approach to CPD audit is to be replaced by a supportive feedback exercise focussed on how to improve the quality of your reflection.

  • Large emphasis placed on supporting reflective learning and personal development rather than counting credits. 

  • Feedback is essential for personal development, and a system of providing non-judgemental and supportive feedback (with no pass/fail assessment) will better support the development of our members as reflective practitioners.

What doesn’t change when CPD requirements resume from 1 April 2022:

  • Members are still required to submit an annual return before 30 April every year, or claim exemption.

  • Members will continue to record their PDP, CPD activities and reflective notes.

  • Eligible subscribing FPH members have access to the CPD diary.

  • Appraisal reports will remain available on the CPD diary.

  • Certification of good standing will be sent annually.

What steps should I take from 1 April 2022:

  1. Record your PDP objectives.

  2. Enter your CPD activities and link them to your PDP. You can enter however many CPD activities you want. They do not all need to be linked to your PDP.

  3. Enter reflective notes to a minimum of 3 CPD activities that are linked to your PDP. You can enter more reflective notes if you want.

  4. At the time of CPD annual return submission: submit a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 6 reflective notes that are linked to your PDP.       

You can download the new FPH policy here

For more detail, see our CPD scheme frequently asked questions.

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