Please login to the form below

Not currently logged in
Email:
Password:

RCGP updates revalidation guide

The UK's Royal College of General Practitioners has published new revalidation guidance for GPs working in special circumstances

The UK's Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has published advice on how GPs working in special circumstances, ie those without a fixed, standard workplace and those in career transition, can collect 'equivalent portfolios' of evidence to support them in the assessment of their professional standards.

The guidance, published in Version 4 of the RCGP Guide to Revalidation, sets out how GPs such as those working out of hours or those working in remote rural practices and in small practices, can collect the required level of evidence in different ways.

It does not, however, offer a solution to the challenges facing others who work in special circumstances such as in the military, part-time GPs who work in a fixed environment or long-term locums, who are the subjects of other pilots.

Professor Steve Field, RCGP chairman, urged GPs to start collecting evidence now to make the revalidation process, which is currently underway, as "unbureaucratic and straightforward as possible".

"We do not want revalidation to be an onerous process and so this guide is essential reading for all GPs," Professor Field said.

Professor Mike Pringle, RCGP medical director of revalidation, commented: "When it comes to significant events you can discuss outcomes with your colleagues, with locums and with your peer group. We are also saying that if you're in a remote rural practice you can have people observing your practice, rather than doing a colleague survey, if that is better for you.

"When it comes to audits you can collate evidence by prospectively looking at case studies in order to demonstrate that you reflect on your care and that you keep up to date."

The RCGP website has Version 4 of the RCGP Guide to Revalidation and a webcast by Professor Pringle

16th June 2010

From: Healthcare

Share

Related Hub content

    Your search did not contain any words. Please try again.

Featured jobs

Subscribe to our email news alerts

PMHub

Add my company
Kantar Health

Kantar Health is a leading global healthcare consulting firm and trusted advisor to many of the world’s leading pharmaceutical, biotech,...

Latest intelligence

Online Physician Communities
M3 improves personalisation of pharma engagement with doctors
Launches new messaging service on Doctors.net.uk...
Digital Futures 2014 slide deck
Full slides, including survey data, from PMLiVE's digital pharma marketing online event...
The Chinese diabetes challenge
Marketing, communications and commercial relationships in China are full of pitfalls for the unwary, but not without great potential ...