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RCoA welcomes new guidance on reflective practice

13 Sep 2018

In response to the publication of The Reflective Practitioner guidance and toolkit, jointly developed by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the UK Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans, the General Medical Council, and the Medical Schools Council, Dr Liam Brennan,...

Improving patient feedback for doctors

14 Apr 2018

The Royal College of Physicians has published a report describing the challenges relating to the collection, analysis and use of patient feedback for revalidation. The report was developed in consultation with the Revalidation Committee of the RCoA. It provides practical...

Mythbusters for appraisal and revalidation

05 Apr 2018

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) has launched “Mythbusters” guidance for appraisal and revalidation. “Mythbusters” is aimed both at the individual doctor and to everyone involved in appraisal and revalidation, including the appraiser and the responsible officer. The...

Quality Assurance of the CPD Approval Scheme

21 Mar 2018

The quality assurance report for the CPD approval scheme at the Royal College of Anaesthetists is produced every year for the CPD Board to cover a number of its Terms of Reference, including reviewing the applications received for CPD approval and the subsequent decisions made...

GMC launches updated revalidation website section

13 Mar 2018

The updated revalidation section of the GMC website has been launched. The GMC has updated the structure and refreshed the content of their web pages to provide step by step guidance and resources to support doctors in revalidation. There are now separate areas for doctors with...

Updated GMC guidance on supporting information for appraisal and...

12 Mar 2018

The GMC has published updated guidance on the supporting information requirements for appraisal and revalidation. The six types of supporting information which licensed doctors are expected to collect are: continuing professional development, quality improvement activity,...

Revised guidance on Returning to Practice

03 Aug 2017

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) has recently published updated guidance on returning to practice. This can be seen here. This guidance is aimed at doctors who have been absent for three months or more and includes checklists for use pre (where possible) and post...

Taking revalidation forward – improving the process of relicensing...

03 Aug 2017

In March 2016 the GMC commissioned Sir Keith Pearson to lead a review of the operation and impact of revalidation since its launch in December 2012. The Pearson Review: “Taking Revalidation Forward – Improving the process of relicensing for doctors” was published in January 2017...

Core principles for Continuing Professional Development

02 Nov 2016

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) has published guidance on the Core Principles for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). The AoMRC is the co-ordinating body for the UK and Ireland’s medical Royal Colleges and Faculties and the guidance, which has been ratified...

Reciprocal recognition of RCoA and AAGBI events for CPD

08 Jan 2016

The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland (AAGBI) and the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) are pleased to announce that with immediate effect they will mutually recognise each other’s events for continuing professional development (CPD). This follows...

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