Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Program


What does CPD Certified mean?

CPD consists of any educational activity which helps to maintain and develop knowledge, problem-solving, technical skills with the aim to provide better health care through higher standards. It could be through conference attendance, group discussion or directed reading to name just a few examples.

Use CRC Press medical books to get your CPD points up for revalidation. We provide a free online form to document your learning and a certificate for your records.

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Developing Assertiveness Skills for Health and Social Care Professionals

Developing Assertiveness Skills for Health and Social Care Professionals

Annie Phillips
August 15, 2013

Want to communicate clearly, honestly and directly, without avoidance or resorting to manipulative or aggressive behaviour? Learn how to be assertive and explore its advantages as the primary tool of effective communication skills in healthcare settings. If you work in health or social care as a

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The Law and Medicine: Friend or Nemesis?

The Law and Medicine: Friend or Nemesis?

Robert Mark Jaggs-Fowler
August 15, 2013

The work draws together a rich tapestry of material across many different disciplines, covering the crucial relationship between medicine and law from the early apothecaries to the modern-day general practitioner. It presents an invaluable overview of the subject and offers vital background reading

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Enhancing Compassion in End-of-Life Care Through Drama: The Silent Treatment

Enhancing Compassion in End-of-Life Care Through Drama: The Silent Treatment

Ewan Jeffrey, David Jeffrey
July 28, 2013

'Healthcare professionals spend much of their time listening to stories of sickness related by patients and their families. It thus seems appropriate that drama, which is primarily concerned with exploring narratives, change and crises and relies, like the clinical situation, on communication, is

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The Arts in Medical Education: A Practical Guide, Second Edition

The Arts in Medical Education: A Practical Guide, Second Edition

Elaine Powley, Roger Higson
June 21, 2013

The first edition of The Arts in Medical Education outlined the principles and methods for using arts resources in teaching aspects of the medical curriculum. The second edition has been expanded with new chapters, which enliven and enhance the teaching of some of the more challenging areas of

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Acute Medicine in the Frail Elderly

Acute Medicine in the Frail Elderly

Henry Woodford, James George
May 15, 2013

Frail older people now contribute the majority of the acute emergency take both medical and surgical. Despite this there is often a lack of confidence and knowledge among doctors and nurses in treating older people in the Emergency Department and on Emergency Assessment Units.From the Preface

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Personal Resilience for Healthcare Staff: When the Going Gets Tough

Personal Resilience for Healthcare Staff: When the Going Gets Tough

John Edmonstone
April 26, 2013

If people and organisations in healthcare cannot care for themselves, how can they care for the populations and communities they exist to serve? Healthcare professionals and their organisations are subject to growing pressures, including regular reviews and reorganisations, coping with the impact

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How to Get Through Revalidation: Making the Process Easy

How to Get Through Revalidation: Making the Process Easy

Peter Davies
March 15, 2013

This practical guide offers everything you need to know – what needs to be done, by whom, and by when. With a straight-forward approach it proves that getting through revalidation is a simple task, as long as you understand the key requirements and avoid potential pitfalls along the way. It

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Visualising Health Care Practice Improvement: Innovation from Within

Visualising Health Care Practice Improvement: Innovation from Within

Rick Iedema, Jessica Mesman, Katherine Carroll
February 28, 2013

Why is it that in spite of all the health policy reforms, clinical practice innovations, increasing intersectoral interdependencies and new medical and information technologies, so little has changed in the way we research and evaluate health care? Don't these changes cry out for new ways of being

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Complementary Feeding: A Research-Based Guide

Complementary Feeding: A Research-Based Guide

Claire Tuck
February 15, 2013

Specifically designed for health visitors, general practitioners, nurses, dietitians and nutritionists, this is the first book to clarify the suggested balance of different foods and food groups needed to provide a healthy diet in infants. It interprets government recommendations and current

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The New GP's Handbook: How to Make a Success of Your Early Years as a GP

The New GP's Handbook: How to Make a Success of Your Early Years as a GP

Peter Davies, Lindsay Moran, Adrian Roebuck
June 22, 2012

General Practice has never been an easy occupation. In the past there were some clear structures and routes for new GPs to take. You could expect to join a practice and progress through the ranks, growing in seniority and confidence. You might have been informally mentored by one of the older

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Black Bag Moon: Doctors' Tales from Dusk to Dawn

Black Bag Moon: Doctors' Tales from Dusk to Dawn

Susan Woldenberg Butler
June 21, 2012

Black Bag Moon: Doctors' Tales from Dusk to Dawn is filled with inspiring, educational, entertaining and often quirky tales. Based on a series of interviews conducted with general practitioners across the globe, the book creatively presents myriad aspects of clinical practice. Each fictionalised

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The Emergency Practitioner's Handbook: For All Front Line Health Professionals

The Emergency Practitioner's Handbook: For All Front Line Health Professionals

Mary Dawood
May 31, 2012

The development of urgent care centres within emergency departments and the proliferation of minor injury units and walk in centres in recent years has led to a parallel rise in Emergency Practitioners (EPs) whose professional backgrounds range between nursing, physiotherapy and paramedical

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