The availability, utilisation and needs for continuing professional development of rural general practitioners in the Western and Northern Cape

De Villiers, M. R. (2000)

CITATION: De Villiers, M. R. 2000. The availability, utilisation and needs for continuing professional development of rural general practitioners in the Western and Northern Cape. South African Family Practice, 22(2):11-16.

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Continuing professional development (CPD) is receiving increasing attention in South Africa. The introduction of recertification based on a system of obligatory CPD by the Health Professions Council of South Africa has precipitated a flurry of activity in the CPD arena, especially in terms of providing CPD. However, despite the fact that the assessment of learning needs has a positive influence on the outcome of CPD not much has been done in South Africa to assess the real, perceived and expressed educational needs of doctors.

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