The Annual Conference is the most important learning event in the British OT calendar and affords a superb opportunity to enrich and develop your CPD portfolio
What is Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?
HPC has defined CPD as:
“A range of learning activities through which health professionals maintain and develop throughout their career to ensure that they retain the capacity to practise safely, effectively and legally within their evolving scope of practice.”
How does CPD affect you?
All HPC registrants were required to engage in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities from 1 July 2006. Some OTs will be audited by HPC this year. Registrants need to record and evidence their CPD activities and, if selected for audit, complete their CPD profile, which will be audited by CPD assessors. The College has worked closely with HPC to provide CPD exemplars for practice, education, and management which are available on the College website.
OTs have to provide evidence of CPD relating to their previous two years of practice. The evidence will show how the CPD that has been undertaken by the individual has contributed to the quality of their practice and should demonstrate its benefit to the service user. The standards apply to clinical practice, research, management and education.
HPC Standards of CPD
A registrant must:
maintain a continuous, up-to-date and accurate record of their CPD activities
demonstrate that their CPD activities are a mixture of learning activities relevant to current or future practice
ensure that their CPD has contributed to the quality of their practice and service delivery
present a written profile containing evidence of their CPD on request
How can these Conferences help you with your CPD and lifelong learning?
Professional development is a key aim of these Conferences. Throughout your attendance you will be able to develop your abilities to critically appraise by listening and debating the new ideas and approaches being presented. You can also share ideas about good practice experience with other delegates.