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Continuing Professional Development


CESPHN CPD events

Central and Eastern Sydney PHN (CESPHN) provides a range of educational activities for GPs, AHPs and practice staff that focus on relevant clinical and practice support areas in general practice, allied health, network related projects as well as considering the health profile of the local community.

The upcoming events can be found on the CESPHN events page.

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Central and Eastern Sydney PHN hosts a wide range of Continuing Professional Development activities for primary health care providers across the region. These sessions are focused on relevant clinical and practice support areas in primary health care as well as events with a specific focus for general practitioners, practice nurses, practice staff and allied health professionals. 

CESPHN GP Peer Group Learning Program 

Central and Eastern Sydney PHN runs an online GP Peer Group Learning (PGL) Program across the region.

PGL activities are a popular way to identify and address specific learning needs, discuss cases and share knowledge in an open, interactive supportive environment for likeminded GPs. The program provides opportunities for networking and encourages a multi-disciplinary approach to healthcare as well as fostering skills in leadership, deliberation and consensus.

Peer Group Learning is a format of education that allows GPs to share their knowledge and discuss daily practice with peers.

For more information including RACGP criteria and your role, please refer to the 2023 Peer Group Learning Program guide.

For any PGL enquiries please email the CPD Team at events@cesphn.com.au.

Sponsorship

Central and Eastern Sydney PHN accepts sponsorship where appropriate for our CPD events. If you are interested in discussing potential sponsorship, please contact us at events@cesphn.com.au

Speaker expression of interest

If you are a specialist or speaker who is interested at potentially speaking at one of our CPD events, please complete the form.

CESPHN CPD event policies

CESPHN offers a wide range of education events across our region to support primary health care providers working within our PHN boundaries. CESPHN would like to remind stakeholders of the following policies which apply to our CPD program:

  • Please ensure that you register for all events you wish to attend. Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and many events have a maximum number of people which can be accepted due to venue size and catering arrangements. We recommend that individuals register early to avoid disappointment.
  • Please check the target audience prior to registering for an event. Many of our events are targeted to a specific audience group – for example, GPs only or practice managers only. If you do not fall into the target audience, we may not be able to accept your registration.
  • In the event that a CPD session is fully booked, you will be informed of this and given the option to have your name placed on a waitlist. If there are any cancellations, people on the waitlist will be contacted in order and slotted into the event.
  • To register for an event simply click the “Register Now” button on the CESPHN events page.
  • Users can now register for events using two of the three identifiers – email address, mobile number or member number. This means that if you do not remember your member number, you can still register with the two other identifiers. You can also enter your mobile number to receive an SMS with your member number. Each event will be identified as a member-only event or open event. If an event is for members only, you will be prompted to either become a member or pay the event fee.
  • If you have not renewed your membership, please refer to the membership renewal email that has been sent to all members or contact the Member Support Program Officer at membership@cesphn.com.au
  • CPD events (excluding CPR) are generally free of charge for GPs and allied health professionals practicing within the CESPHN boundaries who are a financial member of their local GP or allied health network. For information regarding membership please refer to the GP and AHP Network Membership Information. Alternatively, you can contact the Member Support Program Officer at membership@cesphn.com.au for further information. Please note at this point in time, events are free of charge (excluding CPR) for GP registrars, practice nurses, practice managers and practice administrative staff.
  • ANSC CPD events are of no cost for GPs working within CESPHN area (including those who are not financial members of their respective PHN member organisation).
  • Due to high demand for our CPD events, we may not always be able to accommodate people who ‘show up’ at the event without having received a confirmation of registration.
  • Cancellation policy: If you are unable to attend an event you have registered for, please contact the CPD team at your earliest convenience to cancel your booking. This allows us ensure correct catering requirements, and have the opportunity to offer a place to individuals who may be on a wait list for the event.
  • CPR sessions have limited numbers and fill up quickly. Please register and pay online to secure your spot and avoid disappointment. No refunds can be given once payment is made.
  • Our team sends event reminders via email (usually 1 week prior to the event) and SMS (usually on the day of the event) providing we have this contact information on file. Please ensure we have your correct contact information (email address or mobile number) to ensure you receive this information.

If you have any further questions about the CESPHN CPD Program, please contact our CPD team on 1300 986 991 or email events@cesphn.com.au.

CPD is changing for doctors across Australia

As of 1 January 2023, The Medical Board of Australia (MBA) has introduced a new CPD registrations standard for the 2023-2025 triennium. The new MBA requirements will require doctors to;

  • Meet the requirements of a CPD program of an accredited CPD home
  • Develop a written annual professional development plan
  • Complete a minimum of 50 hours per year of CPD activities that are relevant to your scope of practice and individual professional development needs
    • Each calendar year you will need to record 50 hours of CPD across different activity types, which must include:
      • 12.5 hours of Educational Activities (EA)
      • 25 hours of Reviewing Performance (RP) and/or Measuring Outcomes (MO) – with a minimum of 5 hours in each category
      • 12.5 hours of any activity type (EA, RP& MO)
    • 1 x Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course

For more information, please consult the links below:

Medical Board of Australia (MBA) Professional Performance Framework – Annual CPD Requirements

RACGP Professional Development – 2023 Triennium

ACRRM CPD Program – 2023

Central and Eastern Sydney PHN is a RACGP CPD Provider for the 2023-25 triennium.

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