About CPD Launchpad

CPD Launchpad is brought to you by MA Healthcare, publishers of the British Journal of Nursing, British Journal of Midwifery and many other journals written by health professionals for healthcare professionals.

CPD Launchpad draws on MA Healthcare’s peer-reviewed journals to provide you with interesting and relevant content that will stimulate thought and reflection, and help you fulfil your revlidation requirements.

CPD Launchpad offers all users a free online portfolio, so you can easily save evidence of your progress towards the NMC requirements, ready to download whenever you need it.

Browse CPD articles

Here’s a selection of our latest articles. Login to see more. We’re adding new content regularly, so if you don’t find what you want straight away, chances are it will be coming soon.

Safe and cost-effective prescribing for the management of wounds

Wound care is a growing area of non-medical prescribing. In 2010, a survey of members of the (then) Association for Nurse Prescribing found that it was the third most common prescribing after pain and...

Moving into a care home: the mental health implications

Moving from an independent home environment into a care facility can be a difficult change for an older person and their family. Christopher Barber explores the spectrum of feelings and emotions that ...

Medicines management in people with dysphagia

People with dysphagia, or swallowing difficulties, often struggle to take tablets. In this article, Krupa Patel discusses the importance of good quality prescribing with older people, helping avoid is...

Advanced nursing practice in colorectal and stoma care

The role of the advanced nurse practitioner (ANP) offers an exciting opportunity to consider innovative methods of delivering care to colorectal and stoma patients in order to meet the changing health...

Fighting liver disease: understanding the integral role of public health

Liver disease is becoming a major public health problem in the UK. Increasing numbers of premature deaths from liver disease, with the average age of death at 59 years, paints a rather grim picture. T...

Management of post-acne scarring in the medical aesthetic clinic

Acne scarring is a lifelong, debilitating and challenging problem to treat. Scarring and pigmentary changes are direct consequences of inflammatory acne vulgaris. Prevention of irreversible scarring i...

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Frequently asked questions

What is revalidation?

Revalidation is the process put in place by the Nursing & Midwifery Council to ensure that nurses and midwives undertake the practice, CPD and other requirements for reregistration. For full details, visit the NMC’s revalidation website.

What is CPD Launchpad?

CPD Launchpad is a service from the publisher of British Journal of Nursing and British Journal of Midwifery. It includes articles from our full range of nursing and midwifery titles that have been enhanced to provide opportunities for reflection on your own practice, as well as an online portfolio to store all your revalidation requirements.

What is an online portfolio?

An online portfolio is simply an online place to keep records to show you have completed all your revalidation requirements. It’s where you can keep track of practice hours and CPD, and record other activity like attendance at courses or study days, reflection and other learning.

How do I access CPD Launchpad?

Simply complete a short registration form to create your personal account. You will then have free access to the portfolio and a selection of free CPD content.

Access to the complete range of CPD content requires a subscription to one of MA Healthcare’s journals. If you have a journal subscription and wish to activate your CPD Launchpad account, please contact our customer service team or phone 0800 137201.

Your trust or institution may have subscribed to this resource on your behalf. Go to the institutional login page and enter your institution's name to find out. You will still have to complete a short registration in order to access the benefits of a personal account.

What is the cost of using CPD Launchpad?

Registration and use of the online portfolio is completely free. Registered users also get free access to a growing selection of online content to help you fulfil the NMC’s CPD requirements.

If you want access to all the CPD on the site, you will need to subscribe to one of the MA Healthcare journals, or be at a subscribing institution. Visit Magsubscriptions.com to see the latest offers.



For all customer support issues, contact our support team or call 0800 137201.

If you are a practice teacher or lecturer who would like to contribute CPD content, we would love to hear from you. Please contact our editorial team to discuss your proposal.

To tell us what you think or suggest a topic, simply fill in our feedback form.