Medical revalidation exercise for UK doctors – Sir Keith Pearson

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   For revalidation to achieve its goal of increasing assurance: • Local healthcare organisations should promote revalidation to their patients, explaining the assurance that it provides and why their…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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.”…