Built for The Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Watch the video below for an overview of the RPS MyCPD app
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society wanted to provide members with an easy way to complete CPD tasks on the go.
A mobile app for iOS and Android phones and tablets was relatively quick to build to met the deadline and provides easy access for all users.
Browse content on a topic-by-topic basis
The RPS app is content-led, and automatically feeds any website content that is marked for CPD learning into the app.
Read CPD articles on and offline
At launch, more than 200 articles from The Pharmaceutical Journal and Clinical Pharmacist were repurposed in the dedicated revalidation app to meet pharmacists’ learning needs.
Users can easily swipe between articles, even offline.
Content is continually updated
Articles covering pharmaceutical sciences and drug delivery, medicines information, medical conditions are among topics included in the easy subject-led user navigation. Content is constantly updated when new articles are published by The Pharmaceutical Journal team.
No extra work is required by the RPS editorial team as the app synchs with the editorial CMS and website. The membership and subscriber database is also connected, providing seamless sign-in with the usual login name and password.
Bookmark and add notes to articles
Users can bookmark any article as a reminder to complete a CPD activity on it later. They can also store a note on the bookmark.
A bookmarked article shows a coloured star, which can also be tapped to re-open the note. A completed CPD article will also be marked for easy reference.
Complete CPD forms on specific articles
Each article let’s a user open four types of CPD form, such as planned learning, unplanned learning, peer discussion, as specified by the regulator, the GPhC.
Any form can be edited, saved and re-edited later, letting a user return to their task when they have time. Ideal for break-time catch-ups. Some articles also have embedded multiple-choice tests which a user can take only once.
Review and edit completed CPD material in your profile
All learning activities are saved to user’s profile. The profile is pre-populated with the user’s name and membership number. They can store other data like registration number, date of registration and email address within the profile.
Existing forms can be opened and re-edited. Users who want to begin a new activity, which is not related to any content, can also create a blank CPD activity on this page to complete.
Export your records from the app
Users can then export all of the completed CPD work to themselves by email. Currently the app does not submit directly to the GPhC, but once the regulator opens direct electronic submissions the app will enable users to send their records instantly.
“Just downloaded and made my first entry on the go! Thought it looked great, like the idea of recording here in same format as GPhc”.
“I gotta say I’m pleasantly surprised with the app. Easy to use and it’s great being able to complete CPD entries on the go!”
“It’s great and just the kind of thing @rpharms should be providing for members.”
“The Page Lizard team did a brilliant job of turning an idea into an intuitive app experience, integrating bespoke functionality atop our content to create a popular new product. The team delivered the product on time and to scope, actually exceeding our expectations by suggesting different, and better, ways to improve user experience.”
Tony Scully — Publisher, Royal Pharmaceutical Society RPS MyCPD