Care Quality Commission
The CQC does not have a list of mandatory training for members of the GP practice team.
Instead, it advises that the exact training requirements will depend on the role and specific responsibilities of each practice and the needs of the people using the service. It advises that ultimately the practice is responsible for determining what training staff need to meet the needs of their patients.
Practices must have sufficient numbers of suitably qualified, competent, skilled and experienced staff to meet the needs of the people using the service at all times.
During an inspection CQC will look at whether staff have the right qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience to do the job. It will look at how the practice identifies the learning needs of staff; and whether they have appropriate training to meet their learning needs and to cover the scope of their work.
General Medical Council
The GMC’s core guidance for doctors, Good Medical Practice, sets out the principles and values on which good practice is founded and which it believes make a good doctor.
It places a duty on doctors to keep their knowledge and skills up to date throughout their working life by regularly taking part in activities that maintain and further develop their competence and performance.
The GMC does not tell doctors what continuing professional development (CPD), or how much CPD, is right for them.
All doctors will need to judge how best to apply the principles of the GMC’s guidance to their own practice and professional development.
Doctors must consider their CPD needs across the whole of their professional practice. This includes both the clinical and the non-clinical aspects of practice, and any management, research, and teaching or training responsibilities they have.
Good Medical Practice