What is a medical appraisal and revalidation?

This blog sheds light on the concept of a medical appraisal and revalidation for doctors practicing in the UK. From: https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/appraisals/what-is-a-medical-appraisal An annual appraisal and supporting evidence, are key to demonstrating your fitness to practise whatever your branch of practice. A medical appraisal is also a key opportunity to focus on your professional development needs. A…

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Tell me something about a medical appraisal for doctors working in the UK

This blog explains the role and meaning of a medical appraisal for doctors practising in the United Kingdom. From: http://www.faculty.londondeanery.ac.uk/e-learning/appraisal The main purpose of appraisal is to give the appraisee the opportunity to reflect on their work and learning needs in order to improve their performance. This can be achieved through discussing their development and feedback…

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What information can I expect my employer to provide for the purposes of my medical appraisal and revalidation?

This post explains the information the employer will provide towards a doctors appraisal and revalidation. From: http://www.fph.org.uk/frequently_asked_questions _on_gmc_revalidation Employers will need to support doctors to achieve revalidation, ensuring that every doctor has the opportunity to take part in annual appraisal and that organisational systems enable easy access to the clinical governance information that doctors require for…

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How will a short career break (for example maternity leave) affect my ability to revalidate?

This Blog explains the if a short career break can affect your ability to revalidate and hold your GMC registration. From: http://www.fph.org.uk/frequently_asked_questions_on _gmc_revalidation Your ability to revalidate should not be affected if you take a short career break within a five-year revalidation cycle.  Our understanding from the GMC is that you will be expected to revalidate…

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What are the benefits of having a medical appraisal?

This blog discusses the benefits of an medical appraisal to the appraisee (doctor), appraiser and the employing organisation. From: http://www.faculty.londondeanery.ac.uk/e-learning/appraisal The benefits of a doctor appraisal can be over 3 main areas mainly: 1. Benefits to the appraisee In the UK Appraisal for doctors is a forum to demonstrate that they continue to meet the principles…

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Do I have to do an equal amount of CPD every year for my doctor appraisal and revalidation despite different circumstances?

This Blog clears the myth that you have to do the same amount, or variety, of CPD every year as part of your doctor appraisal and revalidation. From: RCGP-Revalidation-Mythbusters-2016.pdf You do not have to do the same amount, or variety, of CPD every year. Your revalidation recommendation will be informed by a portfolio that will (normally)…

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Revalidation for doctors who are retired and don’t do any clinical practice

This Blog explains the process of revalidation for doctors who are retired, don’t do any clinical practice but want to hold their licence. From: http://www.fph.org.uk/frequently_asked_questions _on_gmc_revalidation If you want to continue to hold a licence to practise, you will need to revalidate, based on annual appraisal, like every other licensed doctor. If you don’t carry out…

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Does medical revalidation affect my specialist registration or GMC registration?

This Blog explains the relationship between medical revalidation and specialist registration or GMC registration. From: http://www.fph.org.uk/frequently_asked_questions_on _gmc_revalidation No. Revalidation is required to maintain a licence to practise in the UK only.  It is not required to maintain GMC registration or specialist registration. There is an option for doctors in some situations (eg. working abroad) to relinquish…

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How can doctors revalidate if they don’t have a responsible officer?

This Blog explains how doctors without a Responsible Officer can still revalidate and hold a license to practice. From: http://www.gmc-uk.org/Revalidation___FAQs_for_retired_doctors ___DC5683.pdf_56109819.pdf If you don’t have a responsible officer but want to keep your licence to practise, you may be able to identify a suitable person to support your appraisal and recommend whether you can revalidate. The…

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How can doctors revalidate and continue to practice?

This Blog explains how doctors can revalidate and how the revalidation process works for licensed doctors. From: http://www.gmc-uk.org/doctors/revalidation/9612.asp & http://www.gmc uk.org/Revalidation___FAQs_for_retired_doctors.pdf There are three possible ways, depending on your specific circumstances. ■  If you have a legally prescribed connection to a designated body, your revalidation will be based on a recommendation to us from your responsible officer.…

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Quality improvement activities as supporting information for your medical appraisal

This Blog addresses the issue of quality improvement activities as supporting information for your medical appraisal. From: https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/appraisals/appraisal-tips-for-sessional-gps The RCGP recommends that you ‘demonstrate the ability to review and learn from your medical practice by reflecting on representative quality improvement activities (QIA) relevant to your clinical work every year, with a spread of QIAs across…

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