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Revalidation for Doctors: NAPC 2012 Birmingham


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Everything your practice needs to know about Revalidation.

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Revalidation for Doctors: NAPC 2012 Birmingham

  1. 1. Revalidation for doctors:everything your practiceneeds to knowNAPC 2012, BirminghamBen Whur, General Medical CouncilLucy Warner, NHS Revalidation Support Team 
  2. 2. The General Medical Council: who we areWe protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of thepublic by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine.The law (Medical Act 1983) gives us four main functions:  keeping up-to-date registers of qualified doctors  fostering good medical practice  promoting high standards of medical education and training  dealing firmly and fairly with doctors whose fitness to practise is in doubt. Revalidation provides a new lever for promoting our overarching statutory purpose.
  3. 3. Revalidation is:• Part of a wider system of measures to promote improvements in safety and quality• Intended to ensure all medical practice takes place within a governed system• A positive affirmation of a doctors professionalism (based on GMC’s core guidance Good Medical Practice)Revalidation isn’t:• A test or exam with a pass or fail outcome• A new way to raise concerns about a doctor• The only purpose or output of appraisal or training assessment
  4. 4. How revalidation works4
  5. 5. Doctors’ supporting information for appraisalGMC guidancefor all licenseddoctors:• Good MedicalPracticeFramework forappraisal andrevalidation• Supportinginformation forappraisal andrevalidation 5
  6. 6. First revalidation cycle: how it will work
  7. 7. Revalidation: The role of PracticeManagersOctober 2012
  8. 8. OverviewKey areas include:• Robust process for clinical governance• Identification of sources of supporting information• Coordinating learning and development opportunities• Facilitating support for locums Revalidation is the professional responsibility of the GP. Practice systems will already exist to do much of what is
  9. 9. Revalidation: The role of PracticeManagersAppraisal:• All doctors to participate in annual appraisal• Normally coordinated through the PCT (in future LAT)• PMs can assure all doctors have appraisal scheduled andhave time out for
  10. 10. Revalidation: The role of PracticeManagersSupporting information – CPD:• Help GPs identify practice and patients needs to reflect inCPD• Identify opportunities for practice teams and individuals toundertake CPD• Consider how meetings, discussions and educationalsessions can contribute• Consider how locums and short term appointments
  11. 11. Revalidation: The role of PracticeManagersSupporting information – QI activity:• Identify opportunities and topics for clinical audit• Establish systems & processes for clinical data collection• Facilitate case based discussions or reviews• Evaluate & monitor service developments & improvements• Share reports, audits & data across the medical workforceso each can do their own personal reflection• Consider how locums and short term appointments
  12. 12. Revalidation: The role of PracticeManagersSupporting information – Significant events:• Ensure systems & processes to identify, report and log• Lead SE analysis & investigations• Facilitate team/practice based discussions to reflect on theevent• Identify any themes or patterns to contribute to lessonslearnt and areas for improvement• Inform & involve all parties & provide opportunities fordiscussion (including locums & secondary care clinicians)
  13. 13. Revalidation: The role of PracticeManagersSupporting information – Colleague feedback:• Provide feedback – a PM is ‘a colleague’• Establish objective systems for distribution, collation &analysis of questionnaires• Ensure practice team are able to contribute feedback in anobjective way• Support the doctor in identifying suitable colleagues ( small practices)• Support & facilitate distribution for
  14. 14. Revalidation: The role of PracticeManagersSupporting information – Patient feedback:• Establish objective systems for distribution, collation &analysis of questionnaires• Develop patient information leaflets and/or work withpatient groups to help them understand the purpose andvalue of feedback• Consider how the full range of patients can be given anopportunity to feedback e.g. nursing homes, children,carers• Support & facilitate distribution for
  15. 15. Revalidation: The role of PracticeManagersSupporting information – Compliments & Complaints:• Establish systems and process for collation of bothpositive and negative feedback, from patients and others(secondary care clinicians, pharmacists etc)• Ensure a patient complaint & compliment policy is in placeand widely explained• Establish processes for reporting and analysing feedbackfor themes and learning opportunities• Ensure all doctors (inc. locums) are aware of feedbackabout them• Provide exit reports for locums and short
  16. 16. Revalidation: The role of PracticeManagersActions:• Consider the readiness of your current practice systems• Encourage all doctors to read and understand the GMC’s guidance• Explain the requirements of revalidation to the wider practice team• Identify the responsible officer for all doctors working in your practice (esp. locums)• Consider opportunities for locums and short term appointments to participate in practice clinical governance
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  18. 18. Help and informationGeneral Medical Council:• Visit• Email revalidation@gmc-uk.orgNHS Revalidation Support Team:• Visit• Email