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revalidationThe 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;
Revalidation, three elements
• 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.
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revalidationA 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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