The Travel Medicine CPD guidelines are currently under review information will be updated on this page shortly.

If you have queries in the meantime, please contact cpd@rcpsg.ac.uk.

The Faculty of Travel Medicine have produced guidelines for individuals looking to confirm CPD. The annual requirement for CPD in travel medicine is 25 credits per year, which may be averaged over a 5 year period to allow for variation in annual activity of individual practitioners.

Activity Description Maximum credits to be claimed Supporting information required
Educational meetings* Lectures, workshops, journal clubs, grand rounds, teaching rounds or audit meeting 1 credit per hour of
educational time
Proof of attendance required for regional/
national events only
Reflective notes Participants should only claim where learning has occurred, e.g. reading an article, discussion with a colleague, difficulties in practice, handling difficult people or a critical incident, etc. 1 credit per reflective note (maximum of 20 credits per year) The reflective note should be filed in the CPD portfolio
Self-accreditation CPD credits for activities that are not listed in these guidelines or otherwise approved by the Faculty may be claimed if educational benefit is gained 1 credit (maximum of 20 credits per year) Relevant evidence of the activity
e.g. copy of programme should be filed in the CPD portfolio
Other audit Survey/study Up to 5 credits per year Proof of certificate/ email
Sabbatical leave Formal training in another department/country Up to 50 credits per year Self-accredit
Production of evidence-based clinical standards or guidelines Compiling a systematic review, e.g. annual report, guidelines and similar activities Up to 10 credits for each author Evidence of review or self-accredit
Mentoring Mentoring an individual for a specified period Up to 5 credits per year per student Self-accredit
Multidisciplinary team meetings (MDTs) Participants must write a reflective note per MDT meeting 1 credit per hour (maximum of 20 credits per year) The reflective note should be filed in the CPD portfolio
Teaching All participants can claim for formal teaching, e.g. undergraduates, postgraduates, GPs or nurses 1 credit per hour (maximum 12 credits per year) Self-accredit plus teaching time-tables, curriculum booklets or programmes
Lecturing Preparing and giving a new lecture
Modifying and giving an existing lecture
Up to 5 credits
1 credit
Self-accredit plus programmes
Educational supervision Educational supervisor supervising post-graduate training Up to 5 credits per year per student Self-accredit
Higher education MBA, PhD/MPhil, MA/MSc/DM
Postgraduate diploma or certificate including DipTravMed and ISTM CTH
Up to 50 credits for successful completion
30 credits for award by examination
Up to 20 credits for successful completion
Examining Examining for postgraduate and membership exams of a medical Royal College or equivalent professional body Maximum of 5 credits per year Self-accredit
Author of MCQ question for postgraduate exam Up to 2 credits
Publishing Author of refereed article in journal Up to 12 credits Self-accredit
CPD credits divided by the number of authors
Author/co-author of chapter of book Up to 10 credits
Author/co-author of book Up to 20–50 credits
Editor of a multi-author book Up to 10–20 credits
Author of a review article Up to 10 credits
Author of editorial Up to 5 credits
Author of book review Up to 2 credits
Editor of peer-reviewed journal Up to 20 credits per year
Sub-editor of peer-reviewed journal Up to 10 credits per year
Member of editorial board Up to 2 credits per year
Referee for journal 1 credit per paper
Review of grant application 1 credit per paper
Author of contribution to an approved journal-based distance learning package Up to 2 credits
Presenting a short paper or poster Up to 2 credits
Developing learning materials Computer-assisted learning packages, booklets, CD-ROMs and similar materials, updating curricula Up to 10 credits per year Self-accredit
Advanced IT training, such as European Computer Driving License (ECDL) IT training 15 credits upon completion Copy of certificate

For further information on CPD, please contact cpd@rcpsg.ac.uk.

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