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 revalidation 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.


Diagnosis and management of hepatic encephalopathy

Overt and covert hepatic encephalopathy (HE) are debilitating complications of cirrhosis. HE results in a poor quality of life for patients and their caregivers and, unless there is access to liver tr...


Hepatic Encephalopathy: Causes and Health-Related Burden

Patients with cirrhosis are at risk of hepatic encephalopathy (HE). While its pathogenesis is not fully understood, the circulation of increased levels of ammonia through the bloodstream to the brain ...


Managing atrial fibrillation to prevent stroke

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an important risk factor of stroke and contributes to 20% of strokes in the UK; however, with appropriate intervention, the risk can be reversed. For patients with a diagno...


Electronic recording of vital signs for mental health inpatients

The use of electronic monitoring of vital signs is becoming increasingly widespread in general hospital settings in the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom, and numerous advantages whe...


Treating chronic constipation and faecal incontinence using transanal irrigation

Transanal irrigation, also known as anal or rectal irrigation, has been used for some years in the treatment of both chronic constipation and faecal incontinence. The procedure involves insertion of a...


The assessment and care of patients with hepatic encephalopathy

This article provides an overview of the metabolic brain dysfunction hepatic encephalopathy (HE). HE is caused by severe liver cirrhosis and patients will often be treated in a liver unit, but patient...

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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.

Is my data secure?

We take the security of your data very seriously. CPD Launchpad is hosted in a state-of-the-art data storage system, protected by high-level security protocols. Access to your data is via your private login only. You can add access via your institutional login, but only you can see your data.

How do I access CPD Launchpad?

Check out our YouTube channel for how-to videos for registration and login.

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 NHS 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, or you can ask directly at cpdlaunchpad@markallengroup.com or phone 0800 137201.
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.

Contact

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.