DOCTORS can now record their CPD progress on a new mobile app launched by the GMC.
The free “GMC My CPD” app allows users to track their learning on smartphones and tablets.
Once registered, doctors can note their activities in various ways. This includes categorising learning according to personal development plan objectives, or by the domains of the GMC’s Good medical practice guidance.
CPD credits can be assigned to activities and the running total tracked. A notes function allows users to reflect on their practice and the impact of new learning, while reminders can be set for a future date to consider the effects of any changes made.
The app also allows activities to be exported to a PDF or Excel report, or to be transferred to another CPD, appraisal or revalidation system, such as those offered by royal colleges.
It aims to simplify the process of filing large numbers of certificates from conferences and seminars. Users can take a picture on their device and append them to their chosen learning activity on the app.
A hot topics section highlights potential learning opportunities, and there is also access to tips and case studies.
The app is available for iOS and Android devices from the Apple and Google Play stores.