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Do I need to reflect on my learning?

Reflection is now a necessary part of most CPD programmes. Love it or hate it, it is here to stay.

There are several templates you can use:

the U.K. NMC  CPD log
NMC revalidation CPD log     (a download of a word document)

or the HCPC reflection template

HCPC reflective template


Why is it important for me to reflect on my learning?

Reflective learning enables you

  • to accept responsibility for your own personal growth
  • to see a clear link between the effort you put into your development activity and the benefits you get out of it
  • to help see more value in each learning experience, by knowing why you’re doing it and what’s in it for you
  • learn how to ‘learn’ and add new skills over time