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PREPARING FOR REVALIDATION. Licences issued Revalidation pilots ongoing to test the whole process – completion March 2011 Responsible Officers – to be in place by October 2010 although legislation has not gone through Parliament yet. Responsible Officer.

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Licences issued
  • Revalidation pilots ongoing to test the whole process – completion March 2011
  • Responsible Officers – to be in place by October 2010 although legislation has not gone through Parliament yet
responsible officer
Responsible Officer
  • Expected to be Medical Director but will need support
  • Business case to go to Board asap
  • At end of each 5 year Revalidation cycle will recommend to GMC that Doctor is fit for revalidation – will be based on 5 satisfactory appraisals
ro contd
RO contd
  • Will work with regional GMC Affiliates
  • Senior Doctors – Consultants and SAS Drs
  • Interviewed - Job description and person specification - and trained – expected to do 10 appraisals each year
  • Attend regular training and support groups
  • Time in Job Plan
  • Have annual review by Appraisal Lead
the appraisal process
The Appraisal Process
  • Secure and Confidential
  • Medical Lead, Administrator and Steering group
  • Written guidance for Appraisers and Appraisees
  • System regularly reviewed as national guidance changes – annual self assessment and eventually external reviews every 3 years
  • System quality assured
preparing for appraisal
Preparing for Appraisal
  • Administrator contacts Appraisee 3 months before appraisal due – this should take place within 12 months of the last one
  • Appraiser allocated – can refuse x1
  • Appraiser not necessarily from same speciality
  • Same Appraiser can be used up to 3 times
  • Appointment arranged preferably in SPA time – details given to administrator
preparation contd
Preparation contd
  • Prior to the Appraisal Appraisee must meet with CD for a job plan review and completion of Form A ( This includes assessment of Royal College Standards and draft PDP)
  • Advice re documentation to be included in portfolio is available
document preparation
Document preparation
  • NHS Toolkit to be used preferably
  • All the Doctor’s practice should be included-
    • NHS and Private Clinical work
    • Educational roles – educational supervisors should include form recommended by NACT
    • Management roles
    • Research interests
    • Dr at Rugby club or races etc
documents to be included
Documents to be included
  • Evidence to support the domains of Good Medical Practice and your speciality standards-map the evidence to the relevant standard – remember revalidation is a 5 year cycle – do not have to do it all in 1 year
other documents required
Other documents required
  • Include Form A – meeting with CD
  • Your report from Complaints dept – 4Cs
  • SUIs – not currently happening
  • 360 MSF – once during Revalidation cycle
domain 1 knowledge skills and performance
Domain 1 – Knowledge Skills and Performance
  • Maintain Professional Performance
  • Apply knowledge and experience to practice
  • Keep clear, accurate and legible records
domain 2 communication partnership and team work
Domain 2 – Communication, Partnership and Team work
  • Communicate effectively
  • Work constructively with colleagues and delegate effectively
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with patients
domain 3 safety and quality
Domain 3 – Safety and Quality
  • Put into effect systems to protect patients and improve care
  • Respond to risks to safety
  • Protect patients from any risk posed by your health
domain 4 maintaining trust
Domain 4 – Maintaining Trust
  • Show respect for patients
  • Treat patients and colleagues fairly and without discrimination
  • Act with honesty and integrity
review of portfolio
Review of Portfolio
  • Should be given to Appraiser 2 weeks before meeting
  • If there is insufficient information for an assessment of fitness to practice to be made then further information is requested
appraisal discussion
Appraisal Discussion
  • The Appraiser will clarify, challenge and encourage reflection
  • Progress towards Revalidation will be agreed
appraisers will make a judgement
Appraisers will make a judgement
  • At least 1 item of information relating to each attribute – shows good practice
  • As above but more required – no concern re patient safety
  • Information available demonstrates concern re patient safety
  • No information available
appraiser makes 4 statements
Appraiser makes 4 statements
  • Presence or absence of immediate concerns re fitness to practice
  • Whether there is sufficient information to show satisfactory progress towards revalidation
  • Satisfactory progress with key elements of previous year’s PDP
  • Agreement with current PDP
evaluation of appraisal
Evaluation of Appraisal
  • Form 4 to be completed – by Appraiser
  • Agreed with Appraisee
  • Appraisal signed off
  • Appraisee fills in Appraisee feedback form
  • Reporting Form B still in use – evidence that Appraisal has taken place – can be used for other employers
return to work after a prolonged absence
Return to work after a prolonged absence
  • Appraisal should occur within a month with a view to setting goals and producing a PDP – obviously a full portfolio will not be available here
information re appraisal available at
Information re Appraisal available at
  • LNC website
  • On Intranet – under Appraisal and Development Review – click on Medical Staff Appraisal