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Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) Requirements

CPD Program Requirements 2023 onwards

CPD ePortfolio User Guides

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program

To comply with the requirements of the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) and the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ), RANZCR provides a CPD Program for members. This program has been developed under the leadership of the Clinical Radiology Professional Practice Committee and the Radiation Oncology Post Fellowship Education Committee.

The RANZCR CPD Program is a self-directed and self-reporting program. Fellows, Educational Affiliates and CPD Participants record and report on their CPD activities annually and are responsible for selecting activities appropriate for their continuing professional development and for claiming CPD.

RANZCR CPD Program for 2022

The College has been working to update the RANZCR CPD program to align with the Medical Board of Australia and Medical Council of New Zealand CPD reforms. Furthermore, a new CPD platform will be rolled out from January 2022. The new platform – Kaizen e-Portfolio will replace the current Genix learning portal.

The CPD e-Portfolio will make it easier for members to record CPD hours, view their compliance to date and download certificates (e.g. confirming CPD participation). The new platform will be mobile friendly and interactive, allowing members to log their CPD activities and upload evidence from a smartphone or tablet.

CPD Program Requirements 2022 – transition year

In 2022 members will be transitioning to the requirements of the MBA and MCNZ:

  • Members will complete a minimum of 50 hours of CPD per annual cycle (rather than points)
  • Members will commence undertaking CPD on an annual cycle (rather than triennium)
  • Members will be able to record CPD activities in any of the three broad categories: Educational Activities; Reviewing and Reflecting on Performance; and Measuring and Improving Outcomes
  • A Professional Development Plan (PDP) is required to be completed
  • If reporting MRI, 8 CPD hours are required annually (Clinical Radiology and Australian-based members only)
  • If reporting Mammography, 4 CPD hours are required annually (Clinical Radiology and Australian-based members only).
Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) Requirements (New Zealand members)

The Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) requires that all New Zealand Fellows, Educational Affiliates, IMGs and CPD Participants meet the requirements of an approved CPD program, which includes recertification, to receive an annual practising certificate. The requirements of the MCNZ include:

  • A structured annual conversation with a peer, colleague or employer
  • Cultural safety and a focus on health equity must be reflected in CPD.
CPD Program Requirements 2023 onwards

In addition to the CPD program requirements listed above commencing in 2022, from 2023, there will be an additional minimum requirement of activity needed to be met across the 3 broad categories:

  • 12.5 hours (25%) of hours recorded under Educational Activities
  • 25 hours (50%) of hours recorded across Reviewing Performance and Reflecting on Practice and Measuring and Improving Outcomes (with a minimum of 5 hours for each category)
  • the remaining 25% (12.5 hours) distributed across any of the three types of CPD.

A structured conversation (at least annually) with a peer, colleague or employer about the doctor’s clinical practice is considered an essential component of recertification programs. The intent of this activity is to provide time for the doctor to reflect on their development needs, their goals for learning and professional activities and their intentions for the next year. Members are encouraged to use the information they have obtained undertaking activities across the three types of CPD to inform this conversation.

It provides an opportunity to receive constructive feedback and share best practice. It may also give members the opportunity to explore their satisfaction in their current role, self-care and any health and wellbeing issues so they are able to adjust their practice accordingly, set performance targets for the future, and consider longer-term career aspirations.

Please note: if you already have an annual review or conversation with your employer, you will be able to indicate this in the CPD ePortfolio and upload a copy or a letter from your employer indicating that a conversation has taken place. This will satisfy the MCNZ requirements.

Webcast Library

The College has an extensive webcast library which houses hundreds of hours webcasts which can be searched by term.

Centralised Learning Program

The Centralised Learning Program (CLP) is a 24 month lecture program. Each month, a new lecture session will be made available online for members to view on demand. The content is aimed at the level of an early Phase 2 trainee, but available to all trainees, Fellows and IMGs.

RACP e-learning module on cultural competence and cultural safety

The College has recently been granted guest access to the above e-learning module for trainees, and Fellows may also access the module. Go to this RANZCR website page - then under Online Modules there is a link to click on for a RACP e-learning module.

The College audits a random selection (7%) of CPD participants annually. The purpose of this is to ensure that members are selecting appropriate CPD activities and recording them correctly.

If you are selected for audit, we will contact you and give you four weeks to submit evidence of your CPD activities.

We will review your submission to confirm that you have claimed all activities correctly and submitted the correct evidence. This takes between two and four weeks.