IBMS My CPD - get ready for the changes 

We wish to apologise for the delay to the launch of the new IBMS website. The integration with our member database is complex and taking longer than anticipated. For now, please keep using our current CPD system (and our JBLs).

When we do switch to the new website your CPD record will not be brought across - so you will need to download your list of activities and evidence to date. You will then need to upload only your current CPD activities/evidence onto the new system when it goes live.

However, you will be notified via email and given plenty of time before you need to take any action.

Important changes are coming

Only the data we currently hold on your active CPD diploma will be transferred to our new website CPD system.

You will be required to download any evidence you have stored on the current CPD system, otherwise all CPD evidence will be deemed no longer required and will be deleted.

My CPD will be launched with the new website in  2022.

If you’re already logging CPD or you would like to start soon, there are some important actions we need you to take before we start to prepare for the switch-over.

More details about the switch>>

Frequently asked questions>>


What is CPD? 

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is the record of activities that Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) registrants keep to demonstrate their learning and development throughout their careers – showing that their skills and knowledge are current and that they continually demonstrate good professional practice.

In order to maintain HCPC registration, biomedical scientists must keep an up-to-date and accurate record of their CPD activities, demonstrate that their activities are varied and relevant to their current and future practice, explain how their CPD has contributed to their quality of practice and service delivery, and describe how their CPD benefits the service user.

The HCPC may audit a registrant at any time and request a written profile of CPD work and evidence which demonstrates how they meet the profession’s CPD standards.

For more information. 

Reflective Practice

To meet HCPC and Science Council CPD standards, IBMS members should write reflective practice for all CPD activities in order to display their learning and development. For more information, please read the IBMS guide to Reflective Practice


Journal Based Learning (JBL)

IBMS Journal Based Learning (JBL) involves reading and then answering questions based on articles in scientific journals.

JBL is an excellent way to learn about scientific advances and techniques as part of your continuing professional development (CPD).  


Science reading resources

IBMS reading lists, textbooks and journals support our members' learning and development.