Continuing Professional Development for Doctors

In Australia and in New Zealand doctors who are members, fellows, or trainees of the Colleges of General Practitioners can claim  credits for Balint work in their postgraduate continuing medical education and peer review programmes. The requirements for claiming these credits in Australia and New Zealand respectively are below.

Other health practitioners should apply to their respective professional organisations to credit Balint work in their professional development programmes. The Society will provide documentation and assistance in crediting Balint work, please apply to the Board Secretary, Meredith Waugh, via


The Medical Board of Australia CPD Registration Standard sets out the minimum CPD requirements for continuing professional development for medical practitioners in Australia.  For more information please refer to the MBA’s website.

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) CPD Home enables its’ members to claim CPD hours for peer group learning activities such as the Balint groups.  Refer to the RACGP’s CPD Activity guides and templates on how to set up or claim the relevant CPD types and hours for a peer group learning activity.  For further assistance, please contact your local CPD office.






New Zealand

General practitioners can claim CME and Peer Review points through the MOPS program of the New Zealand Medical Council and/or the RNZCGP.

Workshop attendances can be credited through the Goodfellow Unit, Auckland University, (contact: Selena Armstrong which is a registered MOPS provider, or by application directly to the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.

Peer review groups must be registered with the College of General Practitioners MOPS programme by the group leader or leaders. One peer review point may be claimed per hour of group participation.

GP Registrars on the NZ Medical Council GPEP 2 programme are also eligible for CME and Peer Review points for participation in Balint groups and workshops.