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.
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.
Enhance your professional practice and development with our continuing professional development (CPD) scheme.
We provide our members with a CPD scheme that offers a flexible system of recording CPD that is easy to use and meets your requirements for achieving and maintaining your professional registration.
The IBMS CPD scheme is now entirely electronic. This means that the recording, amending and validating of CPD are all carried out online. In facilitating a service that more efficiently meets the demands of our membership and reflects current requirements of the wider profession, the scheme is now user-oriented and as a result, the IBMS can no longer offer to validate manual submissions for CPD diplomas. We are more than happy to guide members in using the new scheme and provide any additional information as necessary.
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.