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.
Choose one of more of the suggested activities below, or develop your own.
Activity 1: Best practice chlamydia management reading
Read one or more resources for best practice chlamydia management and sexual health care:
- AJGP article: New best practice guidance for general practice to reduce chlamydia associated reproductive complications in women
- Australian STI Management guidelines
- MoCCA website
- RACGP Curriculum and syllabus for Australian General Practice: Sexual health and gender diversity unit
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?
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.