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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.
Revalidation of the process using universal setup data differs in two ways from the traditional revalidation.
Among GPs, 60% disagreed that the plans for revalidation would help to identify and deal with doctors who are not fit to practise (32% disagreed and a further 28% strongly disagreed) while only 16% agreed (15% agreed and a further 1% strongly agreed).
Revalidation will also require a doctor to tackle any concerns about skills such as communication and maintaining trust with patients.
The main aim of revalidation is to ensure licensed doctors are up to date and fit to practise.
In OnShore's experience, "regression testing is always the biggest problem with revalidation.
Looking into Sunday''s North Wales Revalidation Coaching Conference at Llandrillo College.
Even in well-developed health care systems, many patients are not receiving the best secondary prevention treatment, despite a wealth of preventative guidelines, continuing medical education and revalidation programs," said Anthony Heagerty of the University of Manchester in an accompanying editorial.
KARACHI, May 30 -- The Indian government has started issuing licences after revalidation of the cotton contracts to allow export of 263,000 Indian cotton bales to Pakistan, purchased by Pakistani companies.
We believe the new system of revalidation will achieve that by showing that their doctor is up to date.
The move is the first step towards revalidation -the process by which doctors will have to prove, at regular intervals, they are fit to practice.
Mastering public health; a postgraduate guide to examinations and revalidation.