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Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Continuing Professional Development Programme

The Continuing Professional Development Programme for CDDFT is led by Mrs. Leigh Simmonds (Director of Medical Education), and Dr. Hilary Workman. The programme has gained external accreditation and has been awarded CPD points for most of its training sessions. The programme is planned to help the Trust achieve and maintain the GMC standards for trainers.

The sessions are designed to enable staff to reach the requirements of the GMC if education and training for junior medical staff is part of their job role. The training sessions at CDDFT are open to all suitably qualified doctors and other staff in the region, you need not be an employee of CDDFT to book a place on these courses.

The role of Train the Trainer programme is to advise and improve competence in our trainers so that training improves across the Trust at all levels. There are core elements to the programme but we have allowed for a degree of flexibility. Feedback and requests for specific training will be considered for future programmes based upon need and relevance.

Regular communications are sent out with upcoming CPD course dates but please contact: cdda-tr.mededpostgradtraining@nhs.net for further information.

'I would like to thank all the staff for my treatment and their professionalism.'

Patient, Cardiology Department, Bishop Auckland Hospital