Review of complaints and compliments for a medical appraisal

This blog explains in detail all about complaints and compliments in the context of an medical appraisal. From: http://www.rcgp.org.uk/revalidation/~/media/Files/Revalidation-and-CPD/2016/RCGP-Guide-to-Supporting-Information-2016.ashx Complaints: “A complaint is a formal expression of dissatisfaction or grievance. It can be about an individual doctor, the team or about the care of patients where a doctor could be expected to have had influence or…

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Multisource feedback for a doctor’s appraisal

This blog explains in detail all about multisource feedback in the context of an medical appraisal. From: http://www.rcgp.org.uk/revalidation/~/media/Files/Revalidation-and-CPD/2016/RCGP-Guide-to-Supporting-Information-2016.ashx “Every doctor is required to demonstrate how they reflect on feedback about the quality of their work across their whole scope of work”. (GMC, 2012b) “Feedback from colleagues and patients should be obtained using a validated questionnaire that meets…

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Clarifying a significant event for a medical appraisal

This blog explains in detail all about the meaning of a ‘significant event’ in the context of an medical appraisal. From: http://www.rcgp.org.uk/revalidation/~/media/Files/Revalidation-and-CPD/2016/RCGP-Guide-to-Supporting-Information-2016.ashx The GMC say: “A significant event (also known as an untoward or critical incident) is any unintended or unexpected event, which could or did lead to harm of one or more patients. This includes incidents which…

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Quality improvement activities (QIA) for a doctor’s appraisal

This blog explains in detail all about quality improvement activities (QIA) in the context of an medical appraisal. From: http://www.rcgp.org.uk/revalidation/~/media/Files/Revalidation-and-CPD/2016/RCGP-Guide-to-Supporting-Information-2016.ashx “Every doctor is required to demonstrate how they review the quality of their work across their whole scope of work”. (GMC) “For the purposes of revalidation, the doctor will have to demonstrate that they regularly participate…

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Continuing professional development (CPD)

This blog explains in detail all about continuing professional development (CPD) in the context of an medical appraisal. From: http://www.rcgp.org.uk/revalidation/~/media/Files/Revalidation-and-CPD/2016/RCGP-Guide-to-Supporting-Information-2016.ashx “Every doctor is required to demonstrate how they keep up-to-date across their whole scope of work”. (GMC) The doctor should be participating in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity that covers the whole scope of his/her professional practice.…

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Probity and Health in the context of a medical appraisal

This blog looks to explain the terms of probity and health in the context of an medical appraisal. From: http://www.rcgp.org.uk/revalidation/~/media/Files/Revalidation-and-CPD/2016/RCGP-Guide-to-Supporting-Information-2016.ashx Probity: The GMC requirements are expressed as follows: “Probity is at the heart of medical professionalism. Probity means being honest and trustworthy and acting with integrity. Probity is covered in paragraphs 65-80 of Good Medical Practice.”…

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Recording the scope of work in a doctor’s appraisal

This blog expands on the meaning and importance of recording the scope of work for a doctor’s appraisal. From: http://www.rcgp.org.uk/revalidation/~/media/Files/Revalidation-and-CPD/2016/RCGP-Guide-to-Supporting-Information-2016.ashx The GMC describe: “Scope of Work. This will include the organisations and locations where you have undertaken work as a doctor. You will also need to provide a comprehensive description of the scope and nature of…

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Role of reflection in a doctor’s appraisal

This Blog explains the meaning and importance of reflection in a doctor’s appraisal. From: http://www.rcgp.org.uk/revalidation/~/media/Files/Revalidation-and-CPD/2016/RCGP-Guide-to-Supporting-Information-2016.ashx The GMC say: “In discussing your supporting information, your appraiser will be interested in what you did with the information and your reflections on that information, not simply that you collected it and maintained it in a portfolio. Your appraiser will…

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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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