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HPCSA CPD Compliance

A SUMMARY OF THE CHANGES THE HPCSA HAS MADE TO CPD COMPLIANCE

The HPCSA has moved to a system to monitor continuous compliance with Continuous Professional Development (CPD) requirements, and has discontinued the random sampling of registered health care providers.

In 2021 the HPCSA introduced a self-service platform where practitioners could submit evidence of CPD compliance.

In 2022 the HPCSA introduced bulk uploads by CPD service providers and has approved that the facilitators/providers of CPD activities can submit proof of completion/attendance directly to the HPCSA to update a practitioner’s CPD record.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR FOCUS ON HEALTH MEMBERS?

  • Activities as from the 1st of March 2022
    We will be uploading all CPD activities completed through Focus on Health from the 1st of March 2022 onto the HPCSA platform, and no administration fee will be charged for this service.
  • Activities before the 1st of March 2022
    All valid certificates of attendance and completion of self-study activities attained before the 1st of March 2022 must be uploaded onto the HPCSA self-service platform by the practitioner him- or herself.

We will continue to assist in uploading these CPD activities onto the HPSCA’s practitioner portal. Should you require our assistance with this, kindly note that an additional fee is applicable and you will have to complete our consent form to grant us permission to access your portal: https://foh-cpd.co.za/registration/consent-form-hpcsa-login-credentials/

THE HPCSA’s MONITORING SYSTEM

We would like to reiterate the importance that CPD is a continuous process. You need to make sure that you have 30 or 60 CEU’s [depending on your profession] for the past two years and then complete the required number of CEUs every year. This will ensure that as some activities lapse, new ones are updated and thus keep your active CEU’s at 30 or 60.

But being with Focus on Health should set your mind at ease. It does not matter that much when you complete your activities – we will be there the following year with a new set of activities.

HOW WILL FOCUS ON HEALTH ADAPT TO THIS CHANGE IN THE MONITORING SYSTEM

Further communication in this regard was emailed to our members, and also available on your online profile. Should you have any more questions kindly contact us.

CPD OUTSIDE OF YOUR SCOPE OF PRACTICE

The HPCSA has noticed that an increasing number of health care professionals are doing CPD activities that fall outside their scope of practice. This is being taken up with the professional boards, CPD service providers and accreditors.

Please keep this in mind when completing CPD activities from other providers. At Focus on Health, we aim to provide you with a CPD package specifically for your profession to ensure that you complete CPD activities within your scope of practice.

CONTACT DETAILS

WhatsApp: 074 230 3874

Email: info@foh-cpd.co.za

Focus on Health uses WhatsApp as an alternative communication method and not an instant messaging service. Messages are checked and replied to daily.

Should you require urgent assistance please contact our office: 012 653 0133 / 2394

Thank you for your interest in Focus on Health. Please note:

  1. This is the application form for CPD membership, if you are interested in the dispensing course please click here.
  2. Focus on Health charges an annual membership fee, this is not a free membership. To view our fees please click here.
  3. Focus on Health offers a continuous membership, in other words, we will renew your membership every year unless you send a cancellation letter. If you only want to complete CPD activities once-off, please register on our BuyCPD portal

To proceed with your continuous CPD member application please click on ‘Proceed’ below.

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