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Collegial relationships

Collegial relationships is one component of CPD for most doctors practising under their general scope of practice.

Collegial relationship and recertification for general scope doctors

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.

Read more about the Inpractice recertification programme

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What is a collegial relationship

If you are registered within a general scope of practice (except doctors completing PGY2 as part of an accredited prevocational training programme and doctors enrolled in a vocational training programme) you are required to establish a collegial relationship with a doctor who is registered within a vocational scope in the same or closely related area of medicine 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.

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Changing your collegial relationship and forms

During transition to the Inpractice recertification programme:

For doctors enrolled in the Inpractice recertification programme, contact BPAC NZ Ltd.

For Doctors not enrolled in the Inpractice recertification programme, or who are exempt from this programme, our forms can be downloaded from this page.

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Search for a suitable colleague

Use the Online Register Search facility to find an appropriate ‘colleague’ who works in your area. Online register search

 

 

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