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ANZCA & FPM CPD program: Practice evaluation

This page contains resources related to supporting Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities.

Practice evaluation unmasked: CPD and Library webinar (17 November 2020)

CPD Committee Chair Dr Debra Devonshire unmasks and demystifies the CPD Practice evaluation resources. We look at the wide range of resources available to ANZCA fellows – including those available via the library – and offer up some practical advice on completing these activities.

Recorded: Tuesday, 17 November 2020. Duration: 54 minutes. This webinar my be claimed for CPD purposes.

Cultural competency

ANZCA Professional documents

PS62 Statement on Cultural Competence + background paper


Indigenous Health library guide

Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori health[college website]

​More information available here [college website]

Cultural Safety and Leadership Hui (2021)

Title: Dr Curtis Walker on why "Equity is the new black": 2021 ANZCA Cultural Safety & Leadership Hui

Held: 26-28 February 2021

Access the complete 2021 Hui (Password=NZHUI2021)

Clinical audit of own practice or significant input into group audit of practice

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) have released their latest Audit Recipe Book 4th edition (September 2020). Here you will find ready-to-use audit topics and samples, which may assist with meeting the practice evaluation CPD requirement. College clinical audit templates for both anaesthesia and pain medicine are available on Learn@ANZCA.

ANZCA graciously acknowledges the RCoA willingness to make this document available for our Participants. The RCoA audit recipes may be found by following this link:

Audit Recipe Book

The recipe book also contains ready-to-use audit topics and samples relevant to pain medicine:

Section 10: Pain Medicine

ANZCA has also created a number of audit templates, developed by fellows from across Australasia.

Clinical audit samples [Learn@ANZCA]

More information available here [college website]

Incident reporting/monitoring

Learning from both adverse events and near misses is essential for improving quality care. Preparing an incident report, considering the reasons why the incident took place and actions that can be taken if the participant is presented with a similar situation in the future, is a valuable form of practice evaluation.

Participants can complete this activity through their department, hospital or practice or use a web-based incident reporting system (for example: webAIRS).


​More information available here [college website]

Annual performance appraisal

An annual performance appraisal is a formal structured meeting with the head of department or responsible manager to review an individual’s performance.

This below resource supports medical students, doctors in training and doctors engaging in revalidation on how to reflect as part of their practice. It has been developed jointly by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges(UK), the UK Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans (COPMeD), the General Medical Council (GMC UK), and the Medical Schools Council (UK).


The Reflective Practitioner: Guidance for Doctors and Medical Students

More information available here[college website]

ANZCA acknowledges the traditional custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises their unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past, present, and emerging.

ANZCA acknowledges and respects Māori as the Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa and is committed to upholding the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, fostering the college’s relationship with Māori, supporting Māori fellows and trainees, and striving to improve the health of Māori.