The GCRN is the UK regulator for naturopathic practitioners, enhancing public protection by setting standards for registration. All GCRN registered practitioners have demonstrated that they meet, as minimum, national occupational standards for naturopathy practice, mapped into a core curriculum. All GCRN registered practitioners also adhere to the GCRN Code of Professional Conduct.
Initial registration, however, only indicates the meeting of standards at a given point in time. In order to remain on the register, it is important that registered practitioners demonstrate a continued commitment to standards maintenance, and this is what continuing professional development (CPD) is all about.
Effective CPD should ensure that practitioners stay up to date on the latest research and advances in healthcare relevant to maintaining safe practise.
The policy and procedure by which educational materials are submitted to the GCRN and the policy by which they may be assessed for use as a Continuing Professional Development exercise for registered practitioners may be downloaded below. The procedures outlined in our booklet Assessment of Educational Material s for Professional Development (CPD) Accreditation, serve to set a consistent standard on which educational materials may qualify and receive accreditation.
GCRN accreditation of a CPD exercise will ensure practitioners that the materials provided have been objectively reviewed by their national regulating body and assessed for quality, appropriateness, and level of academic rigor so they may easily determine which activities will meet their CPD requirements.