COVID-19 and CPD

COVID-19: Updates to Professional Competence

As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses and further information becomes available, the College will be constantly providing new information to ensure the health and safety of our members and staff while promoting best practice at this trying time for the medical community. Click here for an evolving list of information by the College for all members and staff.

COVID-19 and CPD

All medical practitioners are under increasing pressure due to our current circumstances with COVID-19. The College of Psychiatrists is here to support you.

If you are concerned about your Professional Competence, below is a brief update which we hope will help you.

    1. If you will be unable to meet your CPD requirements for year ending 30th April 2020 because of restrictions due to COVID-19, make a declaration.
    2. Online CPD is a good source of External and Internal CPD credits. Restrictions on the number of credits you can log from online CPD in 2019/20 have been lifted. See approved sources of online CPD here.
    3. Restrictions on the total number of Internal / External CPD credits you can log from participation in CPsychI faculty meetings, committees, working groups have been lifted. In late April, you will be emailed with a summary of qualifying CPsychI meetings you attended / dialled into.

Email pcs@irishpsychiatry.ie if you have any queries about your professional competence. We are mostly working from home now, so bear with us if we take a little longer to get back to you.