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Register on the RCOG’s CPD programme

This page provides information about how to register on the RCOG’s continuing professional development (CPD) programme.

All those registered on the RCOG CPD programme receive access to the CPD ePortfolio and ongoing support and advice from the CPD office.

Who should participate in CPD?

Doctors have the responsibility, wherever they practise, always to remain competent and therefore up to date. If you wish to revalidate in the UK, it’s your responsibility to do enough appropriate CPD to remain up to date and fit to practise in your work and to be able to demonstrate this at your appraisal. This applies whether you are in full-time or less than full-time practice.

The RCOG recommends that doctors practising mainly in the area of obstetrics and gynaecology (O&G) or its subspecialties, in a non-training post, participate in the RCOG’s CPD programme. If you practise in a narrow field, you may prefer to select another CPD programme which most reflects your practice.

If you practise O&G outside the UK, you’re welcome to join the RCOG’s CPD programme. You must be a Member of the College to participate in our CPD programme.

If you are unsure which RCOG ePortfolio to use please read the RCOG guidance on how to choose the right ePortfolio.

CPD programme participant types

UK Fellows and Members

UK Fellows and Members of the RCOG working in a non-training post can join the CPD programme at no additional cost (this is included in the full UK membership subscription). If you wish to participate in the RCOG CPD Programme, please complete the CPD registration form

International Fellows and Members

From November 2014 International Fellows and Members of the RCOG can join the CPD programme at no additional cost. If you wish to participate in the RCOG CPD Programme, please complete the CPD registration form.

Non-members of the RCOG

UK doctors

Non-members working in the UK in a non-training post can join the CPD programme if they become Associate members of the College. For information about Associate membership please view the Associate membership page or email the membership team. Associate membership is open to anyone with a medical degree who does not have the MRCOG.

If you are already an Associate Member of the College and you wish to participate in the RCOG CPD programme, please complete the registration form.

International doctors

International non-members can participate in the RCOG CPD programme if they become Associate members of the College. For information about Associate membership please view the Associate membership page or email the membership team. Associate Membership is open to anyone with a medical degree who does not have the MRCOG.

If you are already an Associate Member of the College and you wish to participate in the RCOG CPD programme, please complete the registration form.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the registration process or the CPD programme, please email the CPD Office or call +44 20 7772 6307.

Elsewhere on the site

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Find out more detail about the RCOG’s CPD programme
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Answers to frequently asked questions about the RCOG’s CPD programme