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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Tell me something about CPD for a doctor appraisal?

1 CPD is any learning outside of undergraduate education or postgraduate training that helps you maintain and improve your performance. It covers the development of your knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours across all areas of your professional practice. It includes both formal and informal learning activities. The aims of CPD Your CPD activities should maintain…

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How to prepare for a medical appraisal?

Zoe Barber, Tom Dobbs, and Ashok Handa describe how to get the most out of your medical appraisal A medical appraisal is a means of regular review to ensure that a doctor is meeting the standards of the General Medical Council’s Good Medical Practice.[1] The system of medical appraisal has been defined by the NHS…

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