Continuing Professional Development
The Health Professions Council keeps a register of health professionals in 13 professions. This register ensures the protection of the public by setting standards for the training, professional skills, ethics, and health of those profession
The council is now responsible for ensuring that health professionals registered with the council continue to develop their knowledge and skills while they are registered.
The Health Professions Council has developed 5 standards that registrants must comply with to demonstrate that they are meeting their responsibility for Continuing Professional Development.
- 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;
- Seek to ensure that their CPD has contributed to the quality of their practice and service delivery;
- Seek to ensure that their CPD benefits the service user;
- Present a written profile containing evidence of their CPD upon request.
When re registering with The Health Professions Council, health professionals will be required to confirm that they have completed CPD activities which meet these 5 standards during the previous 24 months.
The Health Professions Council will monitor this by auditing a percentage of the registrants in a specific profession each 2 years (the next audit of Operating Department Practitioners will be September 2010 when 2.5% of ODPs will be audited).
Full details of the standards and sample profiles can be found on The Health Professions Council website at:
We have more detailed information available including suggested CPD profile formats and examples of accepted CPD activities, please contact the office to learn more.