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revalidation

The renewal process by which doctors in the UK demonstrate to the General Medical Council (GMC) on a regular basis (e.g., every 5 years) that they remain up to date and fit to practise. In managed-environment NHS trusts, this occurs via regular appraisals. Doctors who work outside of a managed system must demonstrate through a portfolio of evidence that they undertake continuing professional development (CPD) and adopt the principles set out in GMC’s Good Medical Practice:
1. Good professional practice;
2. Maintaining good medical practice;
3. Relationships with patients;
4. Working with colleagues;
5. Teaching and training;
6. Health;
7. Probity.

Revalidation, three elements
• Relicensing;
• Recertification—to confirm that doctors on the GMC’s specialist register or GP register continue to meet the standards appropriate for their specialty;
• Flagging for further investigation and remediation doctors whose practice may be impaired—the GMC may inspect a doctor’s evidence of keeping up to date over any five-year period; generally a doctor’s satisfactory participation in ongoing appraisal suffices to satisfy the GMC’s requirements.

revalidation

A process by which all doctors working in the United Kingdom can, at intervals of five years, be reassessed for the purposes of maintaining their license to practice. Revalidation may be achieved in two ways-by appraisal by superiors in general practices (GPs) or hospital, or by the independent submission of evidence that the doctor is working in accordance with acceptable principles of practice. In both cases the necessary standards are those laid down in the GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL's booklet GOOD MEDICAL PRACTICE.
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The RCN worked with the NMC to help shape their current proposals and we will be supporting our members across Wales and the UK to help them prepare for revalidation.
Among GPs, 46% did not think revalidation would help them maintain a good standard of practice, while only 28% agreed it would.
Revalidation will also require a doctor to tackle any concerns about skills such as communication and maintaining trust with patients.
com insists, it is time for healthcare organisations to take an evidence-based approach to measuring and monitoring the whole patient experience, identify areas that require improvement and enable changes to be made in advance of revalidation - http://www.
Dr Ifti Lone, Primary Care Medical Advisor forNHSTees said all GPs working in theNHS Tees area now have a licence and Rodger Thornham, Medical Director for NHS Stockton-on-Tees and NHS Hartlepool, said revalidation would be undertaken in a five year cycle.
Doctors clearly are not convinced that the new revalidation process will provide the benefits the government is citing," says Adam Harris, UK Managing Director of TNS Healthcare.
The new annual assessments will feed into this process of revalidation, which has been seen as the biggest shake-up of medical regulation in a generation.
He is also widely published on various subjects such as professional revalidation, clinical governance and trust in health care.
The GMC said that a new revalidation process would be introduced in April and that the council would continue to work "to improve patient care".
CMS should pursue simpler alternatives to the proposed rule and refrain from imposing the 3-year revalidation requirement, as well as new regulatory burdens on physicians who obtained their billing number prior to 1996, the AMA said in a statement that was submitted to the PPAC.