Continuing Medical Education (CME) Provider announcement 

Sector news
14 December 2018

As you will no doubt be aware, the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) has conducted a consultation on the discussion document Towards strengthening recertification requirements for vocationally-registered doctors in New Zealand.  

The outcome of this consultation is expected to have an impact on both the College’s continuing professional development (CPD) programme, and on the activities that GPs will need to undertake to demonstrate their commitment to high quality continuing professional development. 

We are expecting the MCNZ to announce its revised recertification structure soon, with any revisions coming into effect from January 2020.

What this means for registered providers

Until the structure of the 2020 CPD programme is confirmed, new and existing College endorsed CME activities will only be valid until December 2019.

We have advised our registered CME providers of this change. Current regular, single event and e-learning endorsements for events planned for the remainder of 2018, and 2019, will continue as per usual.

Providers can continue to apply for endorsements for activities scheduled throughout 2019 in the usual manner.

Future CME endorsements – where to from here?

During 2019 the College will provide updates about any new requirements (including how these may affect CME providers, and any changes to our endorsement application process).

From January 2020, we anticipate all CME providers will need to meet a new set of minimum standards to obtain College CME endorsement.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Fellowship Team.