medical revalidation


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medical revalidation

The process by which all doctors who are licensed with the General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK regularly demonstrate that they are up to date and fit to practise, carried out in 5-year cycles.
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Medical revalidation was introduced by the GMC in 2012, requiring doctors to undergo appraisal and review using six types of evidence according to a five-year cycle.
Its information may also support appraisals and the Medical Revalidation process.
Her comments come a month after medical revalidation was introduced in Wales as a way of regulating licensed doctors designed to provide extra confidence to patients by ensuring doctors are up to date and fit to practise.
Release date- 19102012 - Medical revalidation, the process by which all doctors who are licensed with the General Medical Council (GMC) will regularly demonstrate that they are up to date and fit to practise, will start in December, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced today.
Medical revalidation will normally happen every five years and will apply to all doctors in all settings in the UK - including doctors working as locums and in the private sector.
She said: "I am pleased medical revalidation will soon begin in Wales.
The General Medical Council (GMC) is still consulting on its planned introduction of medical revalidation in 2012.
In the general confusion and state of flux surrounding NHS change, many of the UK's 100,000 doctors have overlooked the General Medical Council's (GMC) plans for medical revalidation.
WALES is well prepared for the introduction of medical revalidation next month, the Health Minister has said.
In addition, the introduction of medical revalidation demands that healthcare organisations, clinicians and GPs holding registration with a licence to practise will have to demonstrate to the General Medical Council (GMC) that they are fit to practise and complying with the relevant professional standards.
By the end of 2008 the Group, working jointly with the Medical Revalidation and Education Group, should have developed proposals for an effective appraisal and revalidation system for all-non-medical health professionals, which meets the requirements and standards set out in the White paper, is acceptable to stakeholders, and practical :and affordable to the NHS.
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