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Continuing Professional Development

CPD is any learning outside of undergraduate education or postgraduate training that helps maintain and improve performance. It covers the development of knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours across all areas of professional practice. It includes both formal and informal learning activities. (GMC CPD Guidance for all doctors, 2012)

CPD has an increasing importance for all Trainees and Consultants with a central role in both appraisal and revalidation. SCTS Education aims to ensure that any event or educational activity awarded CPD points will be quality assured and scrutinised to ascertain the relevance to the speciality of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Only courses or educational activities awarded accreditation by SCTS Education will be entitled to apply for CPD points.

The CPD activity or event will be evaluated and 1 CPD point will be awarded per hour of learning with maximum of 4 CPD points per day.

An Application Fee will be required for processing the request for CPD points:

Non Profit Course/Meeting - £50

For Profit/Industry Course/Meeting - £250

All meetings or courses awarded CPD points by SCTS Education will be required to submit evidence of satisfactory evaluation of the activity.