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About us

We are the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) division who, on behalf of the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK provide support to, and represent, physicians worldwide. 

The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians

The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians, based in the UK and with international reach, is a collaboration between the:

Collectively, the colleges represent more than 50,000 physicians worldwide. For physicians in the UK and globally, the colleges provide an invaluable professional network, opportunities to share best practice and ongoing educational opportunities.

The Federation develops and delivers services to support doctors at every stage of their careers, including:

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

CPD diary scheme

We provide an on-line diary scheme, which facilitates the recording of, and reflection of activities. The tools we provide include the CPD diary itself and the Physicians’ CPD app. This is included as a membership benefit for members/fellows of the three Federation Colleges but is also available to non-members for an annual fee.

The CPD diary is used by consultant physicians, staff and associate specialist physicians, trainee physicians and physician associates to document and reflect upon their CPD activities. The much valued resource is simple to use and complemented by the Physicians’ CPD app. Individuals can use their laptop, PC, smartphone or tablet to update their CPD record wherever they are.


The scheme is used by over 25,000 physicians and since 2018 it has been augmented by the Physicians CPD App. 

CPD app

The CPD app gives physicians the flexibility to record and reflect on their educational activities, wherever they are, with voice transcription. The app complements the much-valued online CPD diary and we hope it will help support a powerful culture shift in the learning experience for consultant physicians, staff and associate specialist physicians, trainee physicians and physician associates.

CPD approval service

Our team provides a well-established educational activity approval service.  We approve live events, e-learning modules and streamed events. We currently review and approve over 4,500 activities per year. Please contact us if you are interested in CPD approval. 

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