The Physicians’ CPD app enables you to record and reflect on your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at the point of learning in order to prepare for your appraisal. It’s been designed to complement the established web-based CPD diary system which is used by over 17,000 Consultant and SAS grade physicians.

Benefits include:

- Syncs with the existing web-based CPD diary system.
- Access to our list of approved activities (over 5000 events) reviewed by a network of consultant physicians.
- Add educational activities whilst ‘on the go’ with online/offline capability.
- Voice transcribe your development needs and reflections instantly.
- Add attachments as supporting information to your activities (such as a certificate of attendance.)
- Add personal development needs and assign activities to Good Medical Practice (GMP) domains.
- E-mail yourself your annual appraisal report as a PDF file at the press of a button.

If you are already a CPD diary user, simply download the Physicians’ CPD app on your device and use your log-in details. After an initial first time sync to corroborate your data and settings (internet connectivity recommended) you can then begin entering your educational activities. (Please note that all users would need to already be registered with the web-based CPD diary system in order to use the Physicians’ CPD app.)

What’s New

Version 1.3.1

Improved logging facilities to identify issues. Fixed bug with learning objectives displaying incorrectly.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Ilovemiranda ,

Great when it works, but sometimes loses entire entries

The first few times I used the app, it was brilliant, on either phone or iPad. It is great to be able to record entries at the time. However, I have now had 3 occasions when it has lost an entire entry, my notes on a whole day’s course. I think this occurred when the WiFi to the iPad was cutting in and out, almost as if it was saving an empty entry over the top. You can imagine how infuriating this was, especially as it had been saving successfully earlier in the day. My solution is now that I NEVER type directly into the app, and only cut and paste entries in from notes. I would advise you do the same, especially if like me you sometimes do quite long entries. The dismay and frustration it can cause in the middle of a course or conference really isn’t worth the risk.

Malthus2 ,

Excellent accessibility for recording CPD, need option to logging modern ways of learning

Excellent accessibility to logging CPD to enable recording much more activity than we would remember when doing retrospectively. Will make preparations for annual appraisals faster.

One area for improvement under personal CPD is to have the option to log internet-based learning (Podcasts, webinars, etc). Currently have to put Podcasts under distant learning. Also for these to be able to log e.g. 0.5 hours as otherwise have to sometimes log 2-3 Podcasts together as one entry to make the 1 hour true


Initially very useful but then it stopped working

I found this app initially very helpful as it enabled me to record my CPD immediately and easily keep up to date with logging activities. While it was working (with my iPhone 7) it was great but just before my appraisal I discovered that the app on my iPhone had stopped synchronising with the web based CPD and hence had not recorded anything centrally for several months. This meant I had to transfer everything manually via my computer into the web based CPD page which took several hours. I then deleted the app and reinstalled it to try and get it working again but it still would not synchronise and I cannot use it. I hope you can come up with a fix for this?


Royal College of Physicians
96.7 MB

Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Age Rating
Frequent/Intense Medical/Treatment Information
Unrestricted Web Access


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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