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Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Through our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program, we facilitate and promote networking, education and inter-professional learning opportunities for primary healthcare clinicians, based on locally identified needs that support improvements in the quality of patient care.

We work collaboratively with key education providers, peak bodies and primary healthcare professionals to develop and or coordinate events across the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Lithgow and Penrith. This includes profession-specific and or multidisciplinary programs as required.

Current events

Please refer to our events calendar for the latest educational offerings.

CPD Partnerships

We are a CPD education provider under The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) CPD Program.

We also value our working relationships with the Australian Association of Practice Management and a number of peak primary health care bodies, organisations and associations.

RACGP accreditation 2020-2022 Triennium

We are currently in the 2020-2022 Triennium which commenced on 1 January 2020. This triennium has undergone enhancements from the previous years. The RACGP has introduced new CPD education standards as a basis for strengthening the educational rigour of CPD. The intent is to ensure a stronger focus on quality, wider-ranging education activies which are better suited to the needs of health professionals in our region. 

The new features of the CPD program are designed to help practitioners identify and source relevant education that will support their professional development across the breadth of general practice. Recording of CPD has been simplified, and the types of CPD education activities have been broadened to recognise what GPs do in their everyday professional practice.

A minimum of 130 CPD Program points are required for the triennium. 

The minimum 130 points must include the following mandatory activities:

  • Two CPD Accredited Activities (formerly Category 1 activities):
    • 40 CPD points per activity
    • CPD Accredited Activities may be either provider-led or self-directed
  • One basic life support (BLS) activity
    • 5 CPD points
    • Training must be a minimum of one hour in duration and include demonstration of competence in chest compressions and use of an automated external defibrillator

The remaining points required may be accrued through your chosen learning. (This information is taken from 2020-2022 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program: Handbook for general practitioners).

Further information can be found on the RACGP website or by calling the RACGP NSW & ACT office on 9886 4700.

External Events

We encourage other organisations involved in education to work with us in sharing and or developing an event information which can further support our primary health care professionals.

You can submit a request for NBMPHN to communicate details of your health-related event to our primary health care network (please note, we cannot guarantee to promote all events submitted). 

Alternatively, if you would like to work with us to develop an event, please submit an event development application

Sponsorship

We also welcome sponsorship of events aligned to our organisation's ethical position.

If you are interested in supporting one of our events, please call the CPD team on 4708 8100 or contact us online.