Resources to help change in CPD requirements

04 Jan 2020

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By Josh Loeb

This month new CPD requirements for vets come into force.

The RCVS is changing how it assesses CPD compliance, moving to a simpler annual CPD requirement of 35 hours a year for vets and 15 hours a year for registered vet nurses (RVNs).

This replaces the previous requirement of 105 hours and 45 hours of CPD over a rolling three-year period for vets and RVNs, respectively.

The college says this move, along with other changes, will enable it to measure CPD compliance and address any non-compliance in a more meaningful way by moving away from an ‘inputs-based model’ to a more ‘outcomes-based’ and reflective approach.

Spearheaded by RCVS past president Stephen May, who chaired the college’s CPD policy working party, the new approach has been under discussion for a number of years.

Speaking last year about the changes, May said they were needed because of ‘increasing...