At the end of a year of CPD it is important to review what has happened. An annual review is an opportunity to show what has been accomplished in a year of continuing professional development. At an annual review, you can look back at what was done and what was not done, what went well, what problems arose, how problems were overcome. There should be time for some demonstrations, if appropriate.

Inevitably, at the end of a year of CPD there will be some things that were started but haven’t been finished in the time available. At an annual review, you should assess what to do with things that are left unfinished, whether to bring them to a close or carry on until they’re done. You should also review time and budget, and capability constraints.