Medical Revalidation

This blog is a word to word account from Sir Keith Pearson’s report on the state of the medical revalidation exercise for UK doctors. From: http://www.gmc-uk.org/Taking_revalidation_forward___Improving_the_process_of _relicensing_for_doctors.pdf_68683704.pdf Revalidation – influences and objectives Revalidation was under consideration and development for over a decade before its introduction in December 2012. I do not intend to provide a detailed…

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Using supporting information in a medical appraisal

This blog explains in detail all about supporting information in the context of an medical appraisal. From: http://www.gmc-uk.org  RT___Supporting_information_for_appraisal_and_revalidation ___DC5485.pdf_55024594.pdf By providing all six types of supporting information over the revalidation cycle you should, through reflection and discussion at appraisal, have demonstrated your practice against all 12 attributes outlined in our separate guidance, Good medical…

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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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