The Medical Board of Australia has introduced some changes for CPD from 2024. There is a handy FAQ link to a download on that part of the MBA website, that sums up the requirements.
ALL doctors must choose a CPD home by 2024. For anaesthetists that is either college CPD or the AMA’s Doctorportal Learning – one of the handful of non-college CPD homes accredited by the AMC.
The MBA requires all doctors to
- choose a CPD home
- develop and evaluate a CPD plan for the year (a “reviewing performance” activity)
- complete a mix of 50 hours of CPD relevant to their needs across two domains: educational (12.5h) and practice evaluation (25h reviewing performance and measuring outcomes) and “free choice” activities (12.5h)
- CPD activities must also address each one of the following requirements: culturally safe practice, the addressing of health inequities, professionalism and ethical practice
- specialist anaesthetists are also required to complete one emergency response (educational) activity per year
All doctors should be committed to lifelong learning. CPD is an important part of that continuous improvement and updating of our knowledge, skills, monitoring or our practice and awareness of our responsibilities to the community and contributions to improved health outcomes.