Standby CPD can now be accessed via the ParaPass app. It is available from the Apple App Store, Google Play and as a website: . If you haven’t already got a password for ParaPass, you can set it by visiting our site:

What is the status of my subscription?

Your Standby CPD subscription remains unchanged. You will continue to receive print copies in the post as you have been doing. You now have the added benefit of a range of new resources on ParaPass, as well as being able to access the content on your iOS or Android device.

To view details of your subscription, visit and click on My Account.

What is the price of my subscription renewal?

The price of Standby CPD remains the same. A 12 month digital + print subscription is £60, or £45 with a College of Paramedics discount.

Standby CPD customers now have the option to access a digital only subscription, for a reduced price of £39.99 per year or £3.99 per month. With a digital only subscription, you will receive a new issue of Standby CPD every month on our mobile apps and our website.

How do I use the ParaPass app?

Take a look at the ParaPass product overview video, opposite, or click on the button below for our frequently asked questions.

Can I undertake my quizzes and generate CPD certificates on ParaPass?

Yes. To complete your quizzes, read to the end of the Standby issue and then take the quiz on the ParaPass app or website.

Can I continue to use CPD Portfolio Builder?

CPD Portfolio Builder is a separate product. You can upload your certificates into CPD Portfolio Builder.

How do I access my College of Paramedics discount?

Enter your College of Paramedics discount code on our website to obtain your 20% discount.

Are back issues of Standby CPD still available?

Yes.  You can purchase back issues of Standby in Volume Packs, Topic Packs or as Single Issues:

Please note that purchasing a back issue of Standby CPD does not give you a subscription to the ParaPass app. If you do not have a subscription to the ParaPass app, you will not be able to take your quizzes on our website, but you can instead find the quiz answers on our website. These are available for each issue here.

Contact us

Our customer support team are here to help, you can contact them by emailing or calling us on +44 (0) 1278 427800. Our offices are open from Monday to Friday from 09.00 to 17.00.

Find out more about Standby CPD from one of our Standby authors, Melinda (Dolly) McPherson…

I used to work as a stage manager in musical theatre but knew that I didn’t want to do that my whole life so a friend of mine in Australia became a paramedic and recommended it to me. She always said that the basic skills were the same (eg people and scene management) but you just had to learn a new knowledge base

Take a look at the following interviews for more information on what inspires Dolly to write, what advice she would give anyone training to become a paramedic and where she finds her ‘happy place’.