Q: What are the recent changes in CPD requirements by the RACGP?

A: The RACGP has updated CPD requirements to boost GP skills and knowledge.

Q: How can GPs meet the 50-hour CPD criterion?

A: GPs need to engage in three types of activities: Educational Activities, Reviewing Performance, and Measuring Outcomes. Doctors can find CPD activities from various sources. There is also a requirement for a PDP—Professional Development Plan.

Q: What specific areas must GPs focus on in CPD activities starting in 2024?

A: GPs must participate in at least one CPD activity on Culturally Safe Practice (example), Health Inequities (example), Professionalism (example), or Ethical Practice (example).

Q: Why is Culturally Safe Practice crucial in healthcare?

A: It ensures GPs are sensitive to diverse cultural backgrounds, creating a secure and respectful environment for all patients.

Q: Why address Health Inequities in CPD activities?

A: GPs must understand disparities and be empowered to tackle these issues, fostering a more inclusive healthcare system.

Q: Why uphold Professionalism and Ethical Practice in CPD?

A: GPs must adhere to the highest standards, including staying current on ethical guidelines and safeguarding patient confidentiality.

Q: Are these areas additional tasks or part of the 50-hour CPD requirement? A: They are integral to the 50-hour CPD requirement, not additional tasks.

Q: How can GPs integrate learning experiences into these CPD categories?

A: GPs can seamlessly integrate experiences into Culturally Safe Practice, Health Inequities, and Professionalism and Ethical Practice, ensuring comprehensive professional development.

Q: What’s the overall impact of these CPD changes on healthcare services?

A: By actively participating in relevant CPD activities, GPs enhance their skills, contributing to better healthcare services for the community.