An important update on CPD requirements for UKPHR registration
As you may be aware, UKPHR’s CPD requirements for both specialist and practitioner registrants were suspended from April 2020 until end of March 2022, in line with the Faculty of Public Health’s decision. Registrants who are currently completing their 5-yearly revalidation or re-registration with us will not be required to submit evidence of CPD for both 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 financial years.
In line with the Faculty of Public Health’s (FPH) re-introduction of their CPD requirements from 01 April 2022 (see their new CPD policy here), UKPHR will also be re-instating CPD requirements.
The new CPD requirement which will take effect on 01 April 2022 is that there will no longer be 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 to be replaced by a requirement to complete between 3 and 6 reflective notes linked to your PDP each year. Note that this requirement will be applicable to all of our registrants, including practitioners. All registrants will be expected to submit between 3 and 6 reflective notes for the 2022/2023 CPD year.
This will mean both specialist and practitioner registrants will be required to complete a minimum of 3 and 6 reflective notes linked to your PDP.
From 01 April 2022, specialist registrants will not be required to complete a minimum of 50 CPD credits per financial year and practitioner registrants will also not be required to complete a minimum of 15 CPD credits per financial year. This requirement is not retrospective and the current CPD policy related to credits will still be applicable until then. For practitioners, UKPHR’s current CPD requirements relating to credits is still applicable until 01 April 2022 when the new requirements will take effect.
More information on the new changes to the CPD requirements can be found via the links below.
Specialists and practitioners who are on maternity, adoption or shared parental leave can request to be exempt from collating CPD during their period of leave. Those who are using the Faculty’s CPD diary would need to request an exemption directly from them and we will accept this. For those who are not using the Faculty’s CPD diary, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request the exemption.
We hope this update is helpful. If you have any queries related to the new changes, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com
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