Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

About PCS


As of May 2011, all doctors on the Medical Council register are legally obliged to maintain their professional competence by enrolling on a professional competence scheme and following the requirements set by the Medical Council.

Framework for maintenance of professional competence activities
The minimum CPD requirements are 50 credits and 1 clinical sudit per year.  The following represents a breakdown of the various CPD categories:
External Maintenance of Knowledge & Skills 20 CPD credits per year minimum
Internal Practive Evaluation & Development 20 CPD credits per year minimum
Personal Learning 5 CPD credits per year minimum
Research & Training 2 CPD credits per year minimum
Clinincal Audit 1 per year
*1 hour of activity accures 1 CPD credit