Maintaining Trust - Core Element A: CPD (required every appraisal)
Examples of supporting information include course certificates, and a CPD logbook. If you do not use one, an example learning log spreadsheet is available for download at the bottom of this page.
Your first source of help and advice on core topics should be your appraiser.
Your local postgraduate centre may be able to help with practical teaching and learning - for example, on audit.
All areas have NHS prescribing advisers. Some are pharmacists, others are doctors. All have a specific remit to help doctors working in general practice to examine their prescribing. Your OOH service will probably have contact with them as part of the support for providing and maintaining the drugs stock.
Some NHS areas have a referrals adviser. It may be possible to gain advice on referral pathways or local guidelines.
Most NHS hospital and community X-ray departments are able to extract reports and data for a named user of their services. Most laboratories are led by clinicians who are happy to advise on appropriate use of their services.
In some areas a review service is offered for video consultations, although you may have to pay for this. Ask your OOH service manager if this might be possible.
Please also visit http://www.gpcpd.nes.scot.nhs.uk/west-overview/peer-review-resources.aspx for more information.
The RCGP is a valuable source of information on many aspects of practice.
If you have any ideas about the development of this Toolkit (or others) you are asked to contact NES. Please email details to SOAR@nes.scot.nhs.uk
This page was last updated on: 18/08/2016
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