Table 1

Overview of themes

ThemeSubtheme
Evidence of participation
  • Difficulties obtaining evidence of participation

  • Recording evidence of participation

The structure of PCS
  • Issues with content of CPD categories

  • PCS is inflexible and unrealistic

Benefits of PCS versus criticism of formal CPD
Workplace challenges
Access issues
  • CPD, continuing professional development; PCS, Professional Competence Scheme.