...if 100 people attended an educational meeting and 100 didn't, 6 more in the attending group would comply with the 'desired practice' afterwards compared to those who complied in the non-attending group.
the GDC needs to think more broadly about what counts as useful CPD
So it seems to me that if the intention of CPD is - at least in part - to help improve patient outcomes then the GDC needs to think more broadly about what counts as useful CPD. After all, if attending a meeting that gives me an hour's worth of CPD results in no improvement in patient outcomes, what was the point? But if instead I read a Cochrane Review (for which I receive no hours because it is non-verifiable) and yet I change the way I and colleagues manage patients for the better by using audit and feedback and peer-support, wouldn't this be something that really counts?