Medical Council Update June 2021

Email circulated on 24/06/2021.

Clinical / Practice Audit & GDPR.  Medical Council Information.


All doctors enrolled on a PCS are required to log minimum 25 credits from any CPD category(s), PLUS confirm completion of a Clinical / Practice Audit between May 2021 and April 2022.

Audit and GDPR:

The Medical Council has issued updated guidance on the Implications of GDPR on Clinical Practice / Audit.

The Medical Council has reviewed the advice and confirms there are no restrictions under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or the Data Protection Act 2018 for Registered Medical Practitioners (RMPs) to complete an audit“.

Further Clinical / Practice Audit resources:
CPsychI Clinical / Practice Audit guidance
Medical Council Clinical / Practice Audit guidance and videos
National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA) information 

Professional Development Plan (PDP)
The Medical Council continues to focus on PDPs as a fundamental aspect of planning CPD on an annual basis.  We strongly recommend you use a Professional Development Plan (PDP) to plan your CPD activities for 2021/22. You can log 1 Internal CPD credit for completing a PDP document, and 1 Internal CPD credit should you choose to have it reviewed by your Peer Group, or an individual Peer. A PDP is a professional development tool, not a performance management tool. See the College’s template and guidance on using a PDP.

We hope the above information is of assistance to you in planning your professional competence activities for 2021/22. Best wishes to you and yours for a healthy and happy summer.


COVID & CPD guidance
COVID & College information, resources and links
Hot Topics eModules (available to College Members)

General queries, guidance, CPD approvals – Lorna O’Callaghan
Invoicing, enrolment, Hot Topics Webinars & eModules – Louise Bunyan