ABDO responds to GOC plan for new 3-year CET cycle

In response to the announcement by the GOC of a new 3-year CET cycle, Sir Antony Sir Anthony Garrett CBE HonFBDO, ABDO General Secretary said, “We welcome the decision by the GOC to start a new 3 year CET cycle from January. The proposed one-year option was not satisfactory at all and would have sent the wrong message to registrants. ABDO has consistently lobbied the GOC to postpone the introduction of a new system until the education review has been completed. It is very welcome that the GOC has shown that it is open to change. We look forward to working with the GOC to develop a better CET /CPD system starting in 2022.”

ABDO Head of CET Alex Webster B Mus, MSc, PGDipE, FBDO CL, FHEA said, “At ABDO CET, although we look forward to a progressive change to the GOC regulated professional education scheme in the future, as the essential work of the Education Strategic Review requires a longer time frame to complete than originally anticipated and the obvious impact this review will have on CET, we welcome a change in the GOC’s plans from a CET transition year in to a full three year CET cycle in 2019-2021. We will continue to work closely with the GOC to support the development of a new scheme in 2022 and will continue to support our membership with their professional development and CET requirements over the next 3-year cycle.”