Posts Tagged ‘Revalidation’

GMC approves action plan to improve Revalidation process for doctors

The GMC is taking steps to improve Revalidation and make it a better experience for doctors. A newly-established Revalidation Oversight Group has approv...

Key reaction to Sir Keith Pearson’s review of Revalidation and recommendations

Charlie Massey, Chief Executive of the General Medical Council “It is reassuring to hear that revalidation is settling in and beginning to impact on c...

Revalidation needs to be “made as efficient as possible, while maximising its impact”

Revalidation needs to be made less burdensome and more consistent. That’s the message from a high-level review by Sir Keith Pearson on the process by ...

Revalidation is starting to make a difference but improvements can be made 

Four out of 10 doctors are changing their practice as a result of their last appraisal. This is the key finding of independent research commissioned by ...

Revalidation should be based on objectively evaluated performance and outcomes

The word ‘revalidation’ did not get into the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) until 2004. We are however well aware that the GMC was using it in the ...

Revalidation takes up more time than anticipated

More needs to be done to maximise the benefits of revalidation, a report finds. One year into implementation, a report by the NHS Revalidation Support Tea...

Patient feedback just doesn’t work for everyone

After hanging around in a threatening manner akin to a black cloud for several years, my time to revalidate has eventually arrived. In preparation for my f...

Imagine revalidation based on fitness to practice…

A recent survey revealed that revalidation is failing to identify poor-performing doctors. Pardon my audacity if I ask why has it taken so long for the tru...

“Revalidation isn’t identifying poor NHS doctors”

Revalidation will fail to identify poor-performing doctors, a poll of more than 5,600 doctors reveals. More than 80% of hospital doctors and 67% of GPs...

GMC freezes doctors’ annual retention fees

The GMC has frozen its annual retention fees for 2014/15. Fees will remain at £390 for registration with a licence and £140 for registration without a l...

One in four seniors missing out on appraisal

Appraisal rates for hospital doctors still need to improve, finds a report by the NHS Revalidation Support Team (RST). The annual self-assessment found ...