In 2015 the MCNZ commenced a consultation process around its Vision for Strengthening Recertification and CPD for doctors registered in Vocational Scope of Practice in Aotearoa New Zealand, with a discussion document released in September 2018.
The Recertification Working Group have developed a strengthened recertification approach and in April 2019 the MCNZ has released their Draft Model of the ‘Recertification requirements for vocationally-registered doctors practising in New Zealand’.
Following the release of the draft model in April, in November 2019 the Medical Council of New Zealand posted their Strengthened recertification requirements for vocationally registered doctors practicing in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Please find a copy of the Strengthened recertification requirements document on the Medical Council of New Zealand website.
In line with the new recertification requirement for vocationally registered doctors practising in Aotearoa New Zealand medical practitioners will be required to complete the following minimum CPD standards:
- CPD that is relevant to scope of practice.
- A minimum of 50 hours of CPD per year.
- Activities per year in each of the three categories and proportions:
- Minimum 25 per cent on educational activities to develop knowledge and skills.
- Minimum 25 per cent on activities focused on reviewing performance.
- Minimum 25 per cent on activities focused on measuring outcomes.
- The remaining 25 per cent of the minimum annual CPD, can be distributed across any of the three categories.
- An annual conversation (an annual, structured conversation with a peer, colleague or employer about the doctor’s clinical practice is considered an essential component of the recertification programmes).
- A Professional Development Plan (PDP) for each CPD period, that outlines current scope of practice, professional development needs, the planned activities to meet these needs and a reflection on if and how these were met during the year.
- CPD activities that meet the requirements of the chosen ‘CPD Home’.
- For all CPD participants this will include procedural skills and cultural competence requirements.
The current CPD Programs allocate CPD activities across four categories. In the new CPD Program there will be three categories.
Find further information regarding the College response to MCNZ invitation for consultation.