Can supporting information from work overseas be included in the appraisal portfolio?

This Blog explains if supporting information from work overseas can be included in the appraisal portfolio of doctors. From: RCGP-Revalidation-Mythbusters-2016.pdf The GMC Protocol for responsible officers (ROs) making revalidation recommendations states at 2.3.2: ’Doctors may practise in settings where they do not require a UK licence – for instance, they may work abroad, or they may…

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Reflection in a doctor’s appraisal

This Blog explains the meaning and importance of reflection in a doctor’s appraisal From: RCGP-Revalidation-Mythbusters-2016.pdf Reflection is a professional habit that all doctors should have. No-one would want to be treated by doctors who never considered how effective their care was or whether it could be any better. We all reflect on what we do. Reflection…

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Do doctors have to use a portfolio defined by the responsible officer to revalidate?

This Blog clears the commonly held misconception that doctors have to use a portfolio defined by the responsible officer to revalidate. From: RCGP-Revalidation-Mythbusters-2016.pdf The format of the portfolio of supporting information is not prescribed by the GMC, so having an electronic portfolio is not a requirement for revalidation. The RCGP recommends that your portfolio of supporting…

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Will the appraiser decide about my revalidation recommendation?

This Blog clears the commonly held misconception that appraisers decide the revalidation recommendation for doctors. From: RCGP-Revalidation-Mythbusters-2016.pdf Appraisers do not have the authority to make a decision about your revalidation recommendation. Their role is to facilitate your reflection, support and stimulate your development and help you present an appropriate portfolio of supporting information for your responsible…

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Key messages as regards appraisals and revalidation for medical doctors in the UK

This Blog summarises the key messages as regards appraisals and revalidation for medical doctors in the UK. From: RCGP-Revalidation-Mythbusters-2016.pdf The GMC provides the definitive guidance about the requirements for revalidation. If you meet the GMC requirements that will be sufficient for successful revalidation. Your role in revalidation is to demonstrate that you are up-to-date and fit…

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Is a doctors appraisal a pass or fail event?

This Blog explains whether a doctors appraisal a pass or fail event? From: RCGP-Revalidation-Mythbusters-2016.pdf A medical appraisal is certainly not a pass or fail event! Appraisal is, or should be, part of a formative and developmental process (see glossary). It provides an annual chance to reflect with the help of a trained appraiser, in protected time. Beyond…

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Review of complaints and compliments in the context of revalidation for doctors

This Blog explains what is meant by ‘review of complaints and compliments’ in the context of revalidation for doctors, and provides guidance on how to prepare for this element of revalidation. From: https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/cpd-revalidation/revalidation/getting-ready-for-revalidation/review-of-complaints-and-compliments/ Complaints Formal complaints are expressions of dissatisfaction or grievance about you or your team, or about the care your patients have received…

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Appraisal and revalidation for trainee doctors

This blog explains the process of appraisal and revalidation for trainee doctors, and provides guidance on how to prepare for this. From: https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/cpd-revalidation/revalidation/revalidation-for-trainees/ Revalidation of a doctor’s licence to practise is designed to give patients greater confidence in the medical profession and to support individual doctors in maintaining and improving their practice. Starting from December…

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‘Feedback’ in the context of medical revalidation

This blog explains what is meant by ‘Feedback’ in the context of medical revalidation, and provides guidance on how to prepare for this element of revalidation. You’ll need to collect feedback from colleagues and, where appropriate to your scope of work, patients at least once in every 5-year revalidation cycle. If you undertake clinical supervision…

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