Life as a GP is busy enough, without having to worry about collecting evidence to justify that you are doing a good job.
However, appraisal is here to stay, as is revalidation, as part of a five-year cycle of appraisals.
We all try to do a good job, but we have to keep the necessary information to make our appraiser and responsible officer aware of this.
For CPD we are most likely to self-assess any learning we undertake and justify the learning in units of hours or RCGP learning credits to our appraiser, who will confirm them if they are appropriate.
This could involve attending a clinical meeting, reading an article, recording a significant event, completing an e-module or attending a course.
Most appraisers will not worry about you producing certificates of attendance, but rather the reflection you have undertaken, what you have learnt and how it confirms good practice by you or leads to changes you will make.
What your appraiser will look for is a variety of types of learning...