CPD refers to any formal or informal learning activities outside of undergraduate education or postgraduate training.
Any activity which provides educational benefit to you is eligible for CPD. This includes a wide range of activities including gaining qualifications, attending courses, conferences, to reviewing journal articles.
You should be able to demonstrate the value of the learning activities and demonstrate how this has supported your development. Doctors and nurses are required to demonstrate CPD in their appraisals, for recertification of qualifications and revalidation with their regulatory organisations.
The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) provide useful core principles for your CPD
Doctors can view further CPD guidance at the GMC website
Nurses can view CPD guidance at the NMC website