Welcome to the Essential Knowledge Update Programme
Essential Knowledge Updates (EKUs)
A six-monthly focused update on selected items of new and changing knowledge central to everyday practice.
Concise summarises on the latest information, with suggestions on how to improve your practice. Helping you to identify learning needs in your personal development plan
Revalidation ePortfolio users can automatically import evidence of completed EKUs and EKCs in to their CPD log!
Access to the Updates & Challenges
The six-monthly Updates and Challenges are FREE to all RCGP Members, Associates in Training and GP Foundation members as part of the RCGP membership benefit package.
Non-members can purchase an annual subscription (two Updates and two Challenges). Please click here to purchase.
A FREE taster of the Essential Knowledge Update Programme can be accessed here.
An informative and engaging learning tool
designed by GPs for GPs!
Current Updates and Challenges
Essential Knowledge Update 12
Essential Knowledge Update 11
Essential Knowledge Challenge 11
Essential Knowledge Update 10
Essential Knowledge Challenge 10
Essential Knowledge Update 9
Essential Knowledge Challenge 9
Essential Knowledge Challenge (EKC)
An online assessment that tests your understanding of the Update which you can take as many times as you like!
Answers to each Challenge are released six months after launch.
Certificates are available for users to download following the completion of an Update or Challenge*.
* Please note: following the release of the answers to a Challenge you will no longer be able to obtain a certificate for CPD credits however, you can still take the Challenge for self-directed learning purposes.