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What is self-directed learning?

While continuous professional development (CPD) is important, it can't always be completed as part of a structured course, conference or online study. Self-directed learning is way to achieve your CPD by seeking knowledge through your own efforts. For example, reading about a new general practice method, prescription or treatment that will benefit you and your patients.

For self-directed learning to count as CPD, you may need to prove to your general practice medical college that it was effective.

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