All our events are CPD-approved. We continually strive to offer an improved CPD service.

For information on the types of CPD available check please visit our upcoming events or if you have a specific enquiry e-mail cpd@rcpsg.ac.uk.

Surgeons Portfolio

Fellows and Members have free access to the Surgeons' Portfolio. Others will be able to access it on payment of an appropriate fee.

What is the Surgeons Portfolio?

A 'cradle to grave' electronic means of recording all aspects of a surgeon's professional life, including clinical practice, professional development activities, peer analysis and audit tools, all of which are tailored to Specialty requirements where appropriate.

This was developed on an intercollegiate basis with the support of the Specialty Associations.

It will deliver the requirements for revalidation and store valuable information for annual appraisal, all within an e-system which is compliant with data protection requirements.

As surgeonsportfolio incorporates the well-established eLogbook, all existing users will be able to utilise their information for the surgeonsportfolio.

To sign up for an account, please register here.

Important information about the Surgeons' Portfolio

Having conducted an extensive review of the benefits and usage of the Surgeons' Portfolio, the Royal Colleges, through the Surgeons' Portfolio Governance Group (SPGG), have jointly made the decision to close the service.

The Surgeons' Portfolio was launched in December 2011. However, only 5,600 surgeons are registered, only 14% of these have used the service so far in 2016, and the number of regular users has declined over the last couple of years. When surveyed in July 2016, 82% of respondents said they use another appraisal portal in addition to the Surgeons' Portfolio.

The Surgeons' Portfolio incurs significant running costs – and in the long-term would require substantial investment in redevelopment. Given low use, and in the majority of cases the opportunity to make use of an alternative system, for example through a Trust, it has been agreed that closure of the service is the practical solution.

Key dates:

  • December 2016 onwards – users can download any individual file in the system
  • February 2017 – users will be able to export their data en masse (further details about the process to be provided in due course)
  • 30 April 2017 – no new information or data can be added after this time (data extraction still possible up to 29 June 2017)
  • 30 June 2017 – closure of the Surgeons' Portfolio

You will continue to have full functionality of the system up until the end of April 2017 so that it may be used to support your appraisal for the current year. Thereafter there will be a mechanism in place to allow you to download all your data from the system at one time.

We are aware that a small number of users may be adversely affected by the closure. However, by providing you with plenty of notice, we hope that the majority, if not all users, will have time to register and begin using an alternative system.

If you have any queries regarding this please contact Alanna Campbell on cpd@rcpsg.ac.uk.


Having a programme endorsed by the College shows that it meets the same rigorous internal quality assurance processes as courses within the College’s educational provision. By having your course endorsed, you will receive the below benefits:

  • Assurance for prospective attendees that the course meets our exacting quality standards
  • Use the College logo on the marketing materials for the endorsed course
  • Use “endorsed by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow” on course material
  • In addition to endorsing the course we can provide certificates of attendance (either hard copy or electronically)

Applicants should use the below forms to apply for endorsement and send all documentation to cpd@rcpsg.ac.uk.

The College will endeavour to respond to all applications within two weeks of receiving them.

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