Professionals in healthcare regulatory affairs work in an environment of constantly changing legal, technical and scientific requirements. We need to undertake continuing professional development to ensure that we remain safe and effective in our daily practice.
All members of TOPRA are bound by the statement of values, which requires them to 'continually improve performance and update or refresh their skills and knowledge'. For Registered Members of TOPRA - who use the designation MTOPRA - we consider 50 hours per year spent on learning to be the minimum.
A strong personal programme of continuing professional development, properly recorded, will also build your confidence and credibility at work and give you an evidence base for appraisals. TOPRA members can use our online CPD recording tool to keep track of their various activities.
Guide to lifelong learning
TOPRA has signed up to the IMI LifeTrain principles which embody the concepts of ‘reflect, plan, do and record’ for effective continuing professional development. Our guide below will help you to apply the reflective learning cycle to your own career.