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Welcome to the October
2013 CPD Online eNewsletter
We have extended the deadline for applying for the post of
Podcast Editor for CPD Online and the main College website.
Are you interested in gaining experience in
medical education by joining the College as Podcast Editor? The
Podcast Editor will be responsible for the podcasts appearing on
the main College website and on CPD Online, ensuring that a regular
series of high-quality podcasts is published by commissioning
interviews and working with a team of interviewers. Supervision and
training will be provided and an honorary contract of employment
issued. For a full job description please contact Emma Leishman:
Closing date for applications: 7 November 2013
Nhishanth Gurunathan, CPD Online Trainee
I started a new job last month.
Like many of us that start in a new role, I
felt the usual combination of excitement and trepidation that such
a change can bring. Swapping familiarity for the unfamiliar is
always a challenge, but sometimes leaving one’s comfort zone can
also help keep one fresh. Although almost any type of change can be
stressful, my personal experience has also provided a natural and
welcome opportunity to reflect on what I have achieved, and what I
still hope to achieve. The personal development plan (PDP) process
Dr Worrall-Davies’ module on this topic) has been invaluable in
providing a structure for my thoughts. It is always helpful to know
that even amongst all this change CPD Online remains a constant and
the last edition of the CPD Online e-newsletter, Dr Leask
discussed the advantages of extending the practice of ‘trying
something new’ into your choice of CPD. Learning something new is
undoubtedly valuable, but the natural break of change has also
forced me to re-examine my existing knowledge and has helped me
identify what needs refreshing. Sometimes, that refresher is all
that is needed to keep our practice on track. At CPD Online, we not
only strive to ensure that our content is accurate, but work hard
with our module authors to keep it up to date. Therefore, those of
us looking to refresh our knowledge can be reassured that the
modules are exactly what we need.
Familiarise yourself with the DVLA guidance
on driving for people with mental disorders, as well as the GMC
guidelines on confidentiality issues around informing the DVLA.
Find out the best ways to apply the guidance in practice and learn
where you can get further information and help.
Organisation theory: conceptual frameworks in
a changing context
View the most popular modules and podcasts over the past
Advisory Board's top picks
Dr Rajiv Khushu, CPD Online Advisory Board member,
recommends his favourite CPD Online material
This module is written in a concise and well
structured manner. It provided me with a readily available resource
to refresh my knowledge of ADHD. After going through ADHD it moves
seamlessly on to the assessment and management of Adult ADHD. The
difficulties and pitfalls in the assessment of Adult ADHD are
outlined as well as the concerns regarding the long term use of
stimulants which are helpful. The Adult ADHD Clinic assessment pack
will prove useful for anyone involved in setting up an Adult ADHD
service. Given the increasing awareness of and interest in Adult
ADHD, this module is invaluable to a busy General Adult
New from Advances in Psychiatric
to or renew with CPD Online –
subscriptions can start from any point during the year.
With best wishes,
The CPD Online Team