Online CPD Resources

This blog post is written with an aim to signpost junior doctors to online resources for CPD. They are mainly Psychiatry related along with some covering wide variety of specialties.

Some of the resources mentioned here are free.


RCPsych CPD Online

This Website offers a selection of free modules for those without a paid subscription.

If you are a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, you can log into the free modules straight away using the same username and password with which you access the members’ area of the College website. Otherwise, all you need to do is register with the College.

Here is the link to their website with free modules.

http://www.psychiatrycpd.co.uk/freemodules.aspx

Their paid subscription will unlock a wide variety of psychiatry online learning modules.


e-LfH Health Education England Programme

e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) is a Health Education England (HEE) Programme working in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies to support patient care by providing e-learning to educate and train the health and social care workforce.

They offer a huge selection of online learning/training modules.

I must say the website isn’t that user-friendly but their contents are of very good quality. The website says

“An OpenAthens account allows you to access a range of quality information online.”

“If you are an NHS healthcare staff member working in England and you are accessing e-learning content through the ESR National Learning Management System please select the ‘Support’ button to access the site.”

Here is registration page https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/


Doctors-net-uk

https://www.doctors.net.uk/education/allmodules.aspx

The registration on this website is free and they have plenty of free study modules via the link of education on their website.


Medicines & Healthcare products
Regulatory Agency, UK

Free online CPD modules.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/e-learning-modules-medicines-and-medical-devices/e-learning-modules-medicines-and-medical-devices

These educational modules are written for healthcare professionals. The modules are quite detailed and informative but I am not sure if you get a certificate at the end.


Kings College London
“The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN)”

The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) offers a selection of free online courses:

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/study/aboutonline/free-online-courses-at-the-ioppn.aspx

These courses require time commitment over a number of weeks and you have to register your interest to be on the course when it starts.

I haven’t done them but they look very interesting.


MindEd – Free online courses

https://www.minded.org.uk/

MindEd is a free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health. It is aimed at anyone from beginner through to specialist.

MindEd is funded by the Department of Health and Department for Education.


British Association for Psychopharmacology

https://www.bap.org.uk/cpd/

BAP promotes research and education in psychopharmacology and related areas.

Unfortunately, their online CPD are not free but they offer a discount for RCPsych CPD Subscribers.


Study PRN

https://www.studyprn.com/c/doctor-gp-cpd

They offer a number of free and paid online CPD resources covering a wide variety of topics.


If you are a member of medical indemnity companies like MPS, MDDUS or MDU. You may get some online learning modules for free from their websites.


I hope this was helpful. Please let me know if you know any more good resource so i can add them to this blog post.

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Raja Adnan Ahmed

I am a Consultant Psychiatrist working in South Wales. I am interested in raising awareness of mental illness, fighting the stigma around mental health and also medical education. I am passionate about supporting junior doctors & IMGs.

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