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.
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.