By: 19 October 2015
GMC launches mobile app for doctors’ professional development

GMC launches mobile app for doctors’ professional development

The General Medical Council (GMC) has launched a mobile app to help doctors manage their continuous professional development.

The new app GMC My CPD allows doctors to record their learning activities on the go, at the click of a button.

Whether on the way back from a seminar, or when they have received some good advice from a colleague, the app will provide a useful way for doctors to store learning points. It also allows them to set a reminder so the app will ask them at a later date if changes to their practice have been effective.

Niall Dickson, chief executive of the GMC, said: “CPD is an integral part of practising medicine and we very much hope this app will be a useful aid for frontline doctors. We have developed and tested it with practising professionals – it should help doctors keep their learning records up to date, and reflect appropriately on their learning.”

The app will allow doctors to record all aspects of their work wherever they are, so long as they have their mobile device with them.

Consultation with doctors revealed that many already have a system for managing their CPD, though not necessarily a portable one. The app can complement those systems, or act as a single way of recording learning for doctors who do not currently have one.