Exciting New Features PDP has Arrived!


Exciting NEW Features have Arrived to Isopharm Online CPD…

We are launching for GDC registered annual subscribers the next stage of your compliance to ECPD, with our NEW Personal Development Plan (PDP) features!

Calling all Dentist Annual Subscribers

Your PDP service will be available immediately!

Calling all GDC Registered DCP Annual Subscribers

If you are registered with the GDC, then your PDP service will be available from 1st August, to coincide with the new CPD cycle!

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Even More Features, but Still the Same Price!

We are committed to providing you with GDC compliance, however our annual subscription price will remain the same in 2018.

What are the NEW Features?

Watch our explainer video to find out more:

We are releasing:

Personal Development Plan (PDP) creation for GDC registered annual subscribers, that will provide you with:

  • A SWOT analysis for you to identify Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, allowing you to allocate training and tasks which will benefit you personally.
  • A NEW Dashboard showing your task list of training based on your PDP, plus your yearly CPD progress alongside compliance with the GDC set number of hours for your role.
  • A brand NEW CPD tracker! This provides a yearly breakdown of your achieved CPD, plus a new GDC tracker showing your compliance with the number of hours required.

An Annual Subscriber, but Not GDC Registered?

Don’t worry. Although you are not required to create a PDP to comply with the GDC, we do know that practices might want you to create one for your own development. We are rolling out PDP to annual subscribers based on their need to comply with the GDC and in line with the CPD cycle start dates. So although Dentists and GDC Registered DCP’s will get access to their PDP resource first, please be assured that we will be providing a non-GDC subscriber PDP package later in the year.

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PDP Requirements

A Personal Development Plan (PDP) is a continuous cycle of self-reflection, recording, and action. The purpose of a PDP is to encourage individuals to learn to develop themselves and plan for the future by becoming more aware of their capabilities and the opportunities within the dental practice.

Isopharm’s automated PDP functionality enables the completion of compliance goals alongside enhancing your knowledge. This is achieved by performing a SWOT analysis to identify the areas that may affect your progress and allows successful planning and provides learning goals throughout your CPD cycle and is available to all GDC Registered Annual Subscribers.

So, why is Personal Development Plan (PDP) needed, and what must this include?

For the GDC Enhanced CPD scheme, which started on January 2018 for Dentists and will be starting on 1st August 2018 for Dental Care Professionals, one of the main changes to the scheme made by the GDC is a requirement for all Dental Care Professionals to have a Personal Development Plan (PDP);

For the GDC, your PDP must include:

  • The CPD you plan to undertake during your cycle; which must include CPD that is relevant to your current or intended field(s) of practice.
  • The anticipated development outcomes that will link to each activity.
  • The timeframes within which you expect to complete your CPD over your cycle.

Please note: The PDP is for your personal use. Having a PDP in place assures the GDC that your CPD activity supports your work as a Dental Care Professional. The GDC may ask to see your PDP to check you are keeping records which meet the minimum requirements as set out above. Beyond this, the details within the PDP are not evaluated by the GDC.

What are the benefits to having a Personal Development Plan (PDP)?

A PDP is a way of highlighting and identifying your learning development needs in an effective way. It gives you an opportunity to think about your CPD and plan accordingly to your development needs and for you to carefully consider your role as a Dental Care Professional.

The GDC encourages you to regularly review your plan as it relates to your role and daily practice.

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By Rick Craven