The Accreditation Department of the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners the regulator of Continuous Medical Education(CME)/Continuous Professional Development(CPD) in State of Qatar will launch the mandatory national CME/CPD accreditation framework in March 2016 with the aim of promoting knowledge, competence, and improving performance of healthcare practitioners in their fields of practice.
The Council's CME/CPD Framework outlines the minimum CPD requirements needed per accreditation cycle and per category for the licensed healthcare practitioners as part of the license renewal requirements. The CME/CPD framework encourages healthcare practitioners to pursue variety of educational assessment activities and resources in different formats appropriate to their practice and fulfilling the category requirements of the council. In its mission to support healthcare practitioners in achieving the requirements of the framework, the Accreditation Department has collaborated with BMJ Online Learning to provide free access to licensed healthcare practitioners. At this stage licensed doctors and nurses will be able to freely access the BMJ Learning educational modules. The QCHP in collaboration with BMJ has started educational sessions with the focal points of healthcare facilities to train them on the process of registering free accounts for their healthcare practitioners. In addition QCHP plans a series of onsite training sessions in different healthcare facilities to further facilitate the project.
This goes along with the main objectives and goals of the QCHP towards achieving the Qatar National Vision 2030 National Health Strategy 2011 – 2016 and towards developing and implementing a sustainable internationally-recognized system for accreditation of health professional education that will promote best practice in healthcare and improved patient care.
The Accreditation Department is planning more future collaborations with other CPD providers with the intent of providing online CPD resources to other scopes of healthcare practice.
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