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

Monitor CPD activity

1. Medical Council Audit

The Medical Council will undertake an annual audit of random sample of participants. You will receive advice from the Medical Council if you have been selected for an audit. In the first instance the Medical Council will request a copy of your annual statement of participation.

2. Postgraduate training body annual verification process

Each postgraduate medical training body will undertake an annual verification of activities recorded by a doctor with the professional competence scheme. 3-5% of enrollees will be randomly selected for verification.

You will receive notification from the PGTB that you have been selected for verification of CPD activity.

This is a supportive exercise aimed to promote confidence in what the doctors are recording, identify best practices in maintaining competence, identify shortfalls and provide support to assist doctors in addressing shortfalls in meeting the PCS requirements.

If verified with no further corrective action they will not be verified for the next two years, and then only verified if randomly selected.