Back in 2007, I was a university lecturer, and a local ambulance service commissioned a resource to assist their staff with the first HPC audit of paramedics. As a result of this, the first CPD Portfolio Builder was born and was very successful. Over time, it became apparent that staff from other ambulance services also wanted somewhere to record their CPD and not just for the HPC either. In theory, everyone in the NHS has an annual personal development review and so keeping track of the Key Skills Framework dimensions also became important.
So in 2009, I set about creating a new version, which had all of the functionality of the original along with a few extras, such as the audit tool and easy ways to export all of entries you have entered with just a click or two.
Finally, in 2018, it was time to brush off the dust and develop the new website that you now see in front of you. It takes advantage of some nifty modern features, which will hopefully make it a sound platform for recording your CPD and clinical skills for the next 9 years.
I am often asked why it is free. It is free because recording of CPD is very easy, you just need to know how to play the game, and I take exception to other companies fleecing my profession. In addition, it doesn't actually cost me much (apart from my time), and I need somewhere to keep track of my CPD and clinical skills too.
As with any site, there are no guarantees...if I am hit by a bus tomorrow, eventually the site would disappear once the bills stop getting paid, but in the meantime, feel free to join me in recording your CPD!