GP CPD Project - Clinical Study Days
The aim of the project was to support GPs with CPD opportunities to enhance and update their clinical learning alongside an opportunity for face to face peer study days.
Three existing CPD Leads (GP Appraisers) have continued to facilitate events in their local areas; with events held primarily in the North, West and South of Wales. The variety of events was determined at the start of each cycle, from topics that had been expressed as an interest /need of GPs at previous events. This period has seen another 19 events run over the months of April to December 2015.
These events attracted a total of 913 GPs from throughout Wales. Due to the fact that most of these events were carried out in free venues such as the local Post Graduate Centres/Cardiff University venues the costs have been kept to a minimum.
All attendees were asked to reserve a place by sending in to the RSU a cheque made payable to the Wales air Ambulance, this has brought a donation of over £7000 in the last 12 months.
Learning and Development Needs –
Doctors were ask to highlight these at the beginning of each event, then rate if these had been met, 96% of Doctors agreed that their learning needs had been met,
In addition delegates were asked to comment on what they learnt from the session, in what ways the CPD sessions could be improved. Here is an example of some of the comments:
• Thinking the unthinkable, believing the unbelievable. Any suspicions put child abuse as differential diagnosis (CP 18/06/2015)
• Loads – Consultations skills to discuss screening choices, reviewing polypharmacy, shared management decision and documentation improvements. (TMM 02/07/2015)
Reviewing the geographical coverage of events, enables us to ascertain whether the location of events, are having an impact on who attends these events –