If the question cannot be answered then there is no problem and introducing formal CPD on the vague supposition that it might winkle out any dated souls or "do us all good" is ludicrous, insulting, and a waste of time and money. All it becomes is the kind of bureaucratic farce much loved by the hordes of jobsworth "managers" currently plaguing industry and government.
Approved courses will be held, easy to use forms prepared, boxes ticked, targets set, and "personal diaries" accumulated – all of which will say nothing at all about your development.
As a senior institution, and a learned society with a moral obligation to set a standard in society and speak out against folly when we see it, we should set an example to the other institutions by rejecting this idea completely.
ROGER TAYLOR, (M), 16 Rycroft Road, Meols, Wirrall, CH47 9RQ