Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is the record of activities that Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) registrants must keep to demonstrate their learning and development throughout their careers. 

It is used to show that their skills and knowledge are current and that they continually demonstrate good professional practice.

In order to maintain their registration with the HCPC, biomedical scientists must:

  • keep an up-to-date and accurate record of their CPD activities
  • demonstrate that their activities are varied and relevant to their current and future practice
  • explain how their CPD has contributed to their quality of practice and service delivery
  • describe how their CPD benefits patients

The HCPC may audit a registrant at any time and will request a written profile of their CPD records and evidence which demonstrates how they meet the profession’s CPD standards.

IBMS members have access to our CPD scheme and an eLearning platform, giving them access to specialist training and a place to record their CPD against HCPC requirements. If audited, the system enables members to easily download their records and evidence files to present to the HCPC. 

Members also have access to a wide range of CPD resources including events, magazine and journal articles, journal based learning exercises, podcasts, webinars and videos. Ensuring that are supported to complete their CPD and maintain a high level of practice to progress their careers.