CPD

Suggested self-reported CPD activities related to the MoCCA Study

CPD program for GPs

From 1 January 2023, the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) requires GPs to:

  • Log 50 hours of CPD each year
  • Complete a professional development plan each year
  • Refresh their CPR skills each triennium

Refer to the RACGP website for information about the new-look CPD program for GPs. The 2023 CPD handbook is available via RACGP login. 

CPD activity can be by a mix of RACGP CPD Provider-led activities or self-reported activities through logging learning that occurs within day-to-day practice.

Activities for CPD

CPD activities are required across three activity types: 

  • Educational activities
  • Measuring outcomes
  • Reviewing performance

Some activity examples are available at this link. Hybrid activities are when one learning experience covers a combination of two or more activity types.

As relevant, log your hours of educational activity, measuring outcomes and/or reviewing performance in your myCPD Home. An example of how to self-record CPD across the three activity types is provided on page 7 of the CPD handbook (available via RACGP login). 

CPD activities related to MoCCA

MoCCA focuses on strengthening management of chlamydia infections in general practice; in particular on timely testing for repeat infection, partner management, and pelvic inflammatory disease.  

The following self-reported CPD activities are suggestions for how involvement in MoCCA could contribute to CPD across the three activity types. The chlamydia management activities give a general overview of best practice chlamydia management, while the other activities focus more specifically on partner management, retesting and pelvic inflammatory disease.  

Alternatively you may have other chlamydia focused activities that you complete as part of your day-to-day practice toward your CPD.

Chlamydia management

Choose one of more of the suggested activities below, or develop your own.  


Educational activities:

Activity 1: Best practice chlamydia management reading

Read one or more resources for best practice chlamydia management and sexual health care:


Measuring outcomes:

Activity 1: Audit

Audit a sample of your patients with chlamydia (suggestion for 6-8 patients). 

Compare your management notes to your reading of chlamydia guidelines and chlamydia management resources and identify areas for improvement.  For example:

  • Did you prescribe antibiotic treatment that was consistent with the guidelines? Consider the site of infection, genital, rectal, pharyngeal.
  • Was partner management and retesting for reinfection part of the treatment discussion?
  • Did retesting occur in recommended timeframes? What was the result of the retest/s?

Reviewing performance:

Activity 1: Review of chlamydia management

Review the MoCCA website and identify workflow resources to  support integration of chlamydia management into routine care.  For example, shortcuts to help document the chlamydia consultation, which you can find here

Discuss your audit findings with colleague/s (eg. in a practice meeting) and consider developing a practice wide approach to addressing relevant gaps (eg. implementing shortcuts).

Activity 2: Practice meeting and role play

Reflect on the factors that would prompt you to have a discussion with a patient about having a chlamydia / STI test.  Review the Standard Asymptomatic Check-up page of the Australian STI Management guidelines.  Discuss in a practice meeting and role play with your colleagues about how to bring up a discussion about STI testing in an unrelated consultation.  

Printable copies of the above activities will be available here soon. 

MoCCA is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (APP1150014) and is a collaboration between the University of Melbourne and our project investigators and partner organisations in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. Click here for a list of our collaborators.

We acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which this research is being conducted.

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