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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Quality improvement activities in the context of doctor appraisal & revalidation

Please find below the current RCOG and GMC guidance on what is meant by quality improvement activities in the context of medical revalidation and guidance on what you need to do to prepare for a doctors appraisal and revalidation – https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/cpd-revalidation/revalidation/getting-ready-for-revalidation/quality-improvement-activities/ You will need to demonstrate that you regularly review and evaluate the quality of…

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GMC guidance on CPD hours for doctor appraisal and revalidation

There remains considerable confusion as regards CPD for an appraisal – in terms of the number of hours. Please find here the current GMC guidance on CPD hours for appraisal and revalidation – http://www.gmc-uk.org/doctors/revalidation/faq_revalidation.asp Our supporting information guidance says we don’t require doctors to have a specific number of hours or credits of continuing professional development (CPD).…

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Doctor appraisal and revalidation – the process

Please see below the GMC guidance on doctor appraisal and revalidation: http://www.gmc-uk.org/doctors/revalidation/12388.asp We will revalidate you, usually every five years, based on a recommendation that we receive from the responsible officer in the organisation that is supporting you with your appraisal and revalidation. This organisation is called your ‘designated body’. Your Responsible Officer is a licensed…

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Guidance on doctor appraisal and revalidation

Please see below the GMC guidance on doctor appraisal and revalidation: http://www.gmc-uk.org/doctors/revalidation/23523.asp# Every licensed doctor must take part in revalidation. This involves collecting and reflecting on supporting information about your whole practice and having an annual appraisal based on our core guidance, Good medical practice. It’s important you understand what our requirements are for revalidation so…

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GMC guidance on the Approved Practice Setting (APS) scheme for newly registered/PLAB cleared doctors

The Approved Practice Setting – APS scheme requires all UK and international medical graduates who are new to full registration, and all those applying for restoration after a significant break in practice, to work with appropriate supervision and appraisal arrangements (or assessments). We recognise all designated bodies – the organisations that support doctors with their…

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Current State of Medical Appraisal and Revalidation

The introduction of NHS medical appraisal and revalidation in the United Kingdom (UK) from 3 December 2012 provides a key lever for healthcare improvement. Medical revalidation reinforces the duty of every doctor to meet their professional obligations as regards appraisal and revalidation. Revalidation of doctors is a key component of a range of measures designed…

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