Practice Peer Review

Practice Peer Review allows two psychiatrists to have focused meetings reviewing aspects of their individual practice.

Each psychiatrist discusses their own professional practice, then reviews the practice of their peer. An experienced Fellow acts as a facilitator and provides knowledge and advice. Participants earn hours that will contribute to their annual CPD requirements.

The program operates with Fellows and Affiliates in practice settings throughout Australia and New Zealand. 

Applications to join 2022 Practice Peer Review will open later this year.

We are processing the feedback collected on the pilot program. Thank you to the 130 psychiatrists and 30 facilitators who took part in 2021.


The program provides participants with opportunities to:

  • share information about their professional role, practice background and setting
  • discuss career highlights in the past five years, and key professional changes experienced
  • share their preferred approach to professional development
  • discuss patient-centred care changes that they may have introduced to their practice
  • discuss general work-life balance and wellbeing  
  • discuss current peer networks, supports, or associations for practice requirements
  • discuss focused goals for practice peer review with the PPR Facilitator 
  • discuss a process supporting the continual professional learning and development of each peer.

What’s involved?

Participants can either nominate a peer or be matched with someone based on their interests and requirements. 

The time commitment is expected to be no more than 8 hours in total, involving:

  • a two-hour initial meeting
  • a two-hour practice discussion meeting
  • a two-hour practice development meeting
  • a two-hour practice reflection meeting.

Participants may choose to opt-out of the program at any point and for any reason. 

CPD hours

The program has been approved for:

Section 2, Formal Peer Review – 10 hours

Section 3, Practice Improvement – 5 hours

To claim CPD you must participate in and complete the program. 

Disclaimer: Practice Peer Review is not presently covered under qualified privilege in Australia and in New Zealand. In the event that clear concerns arise during peer exchanges within the activity, contact

Apply to become a Practice Peer Review facilitator 

Participation as a facilitator is open to experienced Fellows and Affiliates. 

Earn CPD hours 

As a trained facilitator you will receive 2 CPD hours of Section 2: peer review and 2.5 CPD hours of Section 3: practice improvement for each PPR you facilitate. In addition, you can claim training under Section 4 Self-guided learning of the RANZCP CPD program.


Facilitator training of around one hour will be provided.

How to apply

Write to the Committee for Continuing Professional Development, providing a brief CV and addressing the following selection criteria:

  • in good standing with the RANZCP, including meeting annual CPD requirements
  • Fellow or Affiliate member of the RANZCP
  • holding appropriate registration with the Medical Board of Australia or the Medical Council of New Zealand as a specialist psychiatrist
  • holding appropriate professional indemnity insurance
  • experience as a RANZCP Supervisor
  • experience as a Director of Training
  • recent committee or College work.

(Criteria in italics are desirable but not essential.)

Email applications to


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