Five modules on EASD’s e-Learning platform have been accredited for continuing professional development (CPD) by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).
These prestigious awards mean that learners who successfully complete any of the modules will earn formally accredited CPD points. According to the RCGP, it ‘accredits a wide variety of educational activities that are identifiable to health professionals as high quality, and associated with the high professional standards the RCGP embodies. The RCGP Accreditation Quality Mark is an identifiable symbol of quality assurance that associates educational activities with the professionalism, expertise and commitment to the highest possible standards of general practice’.
Welcoming the news, EASD e-Learning Programme Director Dr Eleanor Kennedy commented: “The EASD’s e-Learning platform has grown exponentially since our first e-modules launched just five years ago in 2018. We have been delighted to gain accreditation from RCGP for several of our modules that are important to people working in the primary care field like non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and hypoglycaemia.
EASD President Professor Chantal Mathieu added: “The RCGP accreditation mark is an identifiable symbol of quality assurance that associates educational activities with professionalism, expertise and commitment to the highest possible standards of general practice. This helps to demonstrate the important contribution EASD e-Learning modules can make to the delivery of safe, high-quality care for people at risk of or living with diabetes.”
The RCGP first accredited EASD e-Learning modules in October 2021, with nine modules accredited, and 2022 saw a further five modules accredited.
Where to find the accredited modules
Look out for the RCGP Accreditation Quality Mark on individual modules. Course cards for any EASD e-Learning courses that include accredited modules will also be marked with this ‘CPD’ button. The same button will also appear on the course content ladder.
All accredited modules are also listed in the RCGP’s register of accredited CPD courses.
The period of accreditation starts on the 19 July 2023 and finishes 18 July 2024.
The RCGP recommends that one CPD point should be awarded for each hour of learning on an RCGP accredited educational resource. You can find an estimated duration for each of our modules at the bottom of that module’s introduction page. Learners who have successfully completed an EASD e-Learning module and passed the assessment can download a personalised certificate of completion.
The following modules have been accredited:
- Phenotypic variability
Module 1 – Phenotypic variability in type 2 diabetes by Professor Stefano Del Prato
- Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Module 1 – NAFLD – epidemiology, pathophysiology and diagnosis by Professor Michael Roden
- Insulin resistance
Module 1 – Insulin resistance, the metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes by Professor Kåre Birkeland