In the challenging world of today people generally agree that academic qualifications are not the end point of learning. Getting an academic qualification is the beginning of a lifelong process of continuing professional career, from the first day of graduation to retirement.
In most countries, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a mandatory requirement that carries both professional and legal consequences.
Health care cadres bear moral as well as professional obligations to make sure they are not performing any given act that might lead to unnecessary risks and harm to the public and patients seeking preventative or curative medical care, and that is what continuing Professional Development (CPD) is all about.
It is all the activities that health professionals undertake formally and informally, in order to maintain, update, develop and enhance their knowledge, skills, and attitudes in response to the needs of their patients.