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.

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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.

Using validated assessment tools in stoma care: a case study of an ileostomate with an inward body profile

The impact of having a stoma on an individual's quality of life (QoL) can be significantly worsened by leakage and consequent peristomal skin complications. Therefore, ostomates require individualised...

Factors influencing the incidence of peristomal skin complications: evidence from a multinational survey on living with a stoma

Leakage of stomal effluents underneath the baseplate or inappropriate removal of stoma appliances can cause peristomal skin complications (PSCs), which are known to have many negative implications for...

The effect of pre-operative stoma-site marking on peristomal skin health and quality of life

Aim: To determine the effect of pre-operative stoma-site marking (siting) on ostomates' peristomal skin health and quality of life (QoL). Methods: The Uses and Attitudes in Ostomy (U&A Ostomy) study w...

Prevalence of neurocognitive impairment and its associated factors among patients with HIV in Indonesia

Patients with HIV are susceptable to developing HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND). However, few studies have explored the prevalence of neurocognitive impairment and its associated factors...

Older people with HIV

The number of older people (those over 50 years) living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the UK has been rising and is set to rise further. With the introduction of antiretroviral therapy, H...

Anaphylaxis in children and young people

Anaphylaxis is an extreme and life-threatening allergic response which requires rapid treatment and close monitoring. This article discusses the common signs of anaphylaxis in children and young peopl...

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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.


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.