Collegial relationships form the main part of CPD and apply to doctors with a general scope of practice.
- Collegial relationship and recertification for general scope doctors
- What is a collegial relationship
- Changing your collegial relationship and forms
- Search for a suitable colleague
As from April 2012, doctors with a general scope of practice who are participating in the 'Inpractice' recertification programme, administered by BPAC NZ Ltd, will still be required to have the a collegial relationship. The change is: at the time of your practising certificate renewal, when you advise us that you have enrolled in the Inpractice recertification programme, the monitoring of your collegial relationship will no longer be done by us but rather it will be done as part of the programme.
If you are registered within a general scope of practice you are required to establish a collegial relationship with a doctor who is registered within the same or closely related vocational scope in which you work.
The colleague will be a:
- role model of good medical practice
- sounding board for the doctor's ideas
- resource in time of difficulty
Their key role is to help develop a CPD plan each year. They may also facilitate:
- random auditing of a specified number of clinical records in any one calendar year and giving feedback on areas for improvement
- observing a specified number of consultations in any one calendar year and giving feedback on areas for improvement
- helping the doctor in any other mutually agreed way to enhance his or her practice skills and personal growth.
During transition to the Inpractice recertification programme:
For Doctors not enrolled in the Inpractice recertification programme, or who are exempt from this programme, our forms can be downloaded from this page.
Use the Online Register Search facility to find an appropriate ‘colleague’ who works in your area. Online register search