Big Brother is watching (your CPD)

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 09 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:855
  1. Vengudi Sankar, consultant paediatrician
  1. Fairfield General Hospital, Bury

    I had just completed the three month educational supervision meeting with my senior house officer to assess his continuing professional development (CPD). The letter was the first piece of correspondence in the pile awaiting my attention, with the familiar emblem on top of the heavy bond paper. As I read the first paragraph of the letter, my heart rate quickened. It was a letter from the CPD officer of the “College,” the “Professor” himself. He wrote: “the College's Executive Committee has asked me to write to you to remind you that the College took participation in its CPD program very seriously.”

    “What have I done now?” was my initial response. I then remembered: I hadn't sent the …

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