Peer Review Groups
Peer Review Group Guidelines
Peer review has become a component of Professional Competence following the publication of "Performance in Practice: Maintenance of Professional Standards" - a consensus statement by the Medical Council in June 2006.
Peer Review is not a mandatory element of Professional Competence, but many psychiatrists find peer review a useful component of their professional competence activities. Time spent on peer review activities may be claimed as Internal CPD credits.
Having proposed a peer review structure, piloted it for one year and analysed feedback from the participating groups, the CPD Committee of the College has prepared Peer Review Group Guidelines. Review of International Best Practice informed our proposals. We have drawn particularly on the Royal Australian and New Zealand CPD programme for our recommendations.
It is recommended by the CPsychI that Professional Competence Scheme participants are members of a peer review group registered with the College.