CPD in the Healthcare Sector

After completing their initial training, it is crucial that healthcare professionals continue to develop their skills and knowledge. This ensures the highest level of care for the public. Plus, as new research is carried out daily, healthcare staff must stay up-to-date with modern treatments and procedures.

With a broad range of roles, the requirements for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours vary massively across healthcare. Many institutional bodies, including the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR), the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS), and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) require members to undergo 250 hours of CPD every 5 years. Meanwhile the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) requires 35 CPD hours per year.

Examples CPD courses in the healthcare sector include:
Postgraduate Course in Radiopharmacy
Management of First Aid
Understanding Neurodivergent Families
Urinary Catheterisation Workshop
Nutrition for Medics

The cost of courses adds up very quickly. If you are a member of the healthcare sector, and you are required to provide CPD for your employees, creating your own accredited courses can save you huge amounts of money. Plus, you’ll be able to provide in-house training tailored to your company. If you’re interested, please contact Advantage Accreditation.