Taking revalidation forward – improving the process of relicensing for doctors

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 and discussed by the RCoA Revalidation Committee.

The RCoA participates in the development of revalidation policies through collaborative engagement with national bodies and organisations including the GMC and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC).

We welcome Sir Keith Pearson’s Review and we are keen to work directly and through the AoMRC with the GMC on supporting implementation of the recommendations flowing from the Review to strengthen and streamline medical revalidation, as we move into the second five-year cycle.

In July 2017 the GMC published its plan to implement the recommendations in Sir Keith Pearson’s report which can be seen here. The plan is focusing on the following six work streams:

  1. Making revalidation more accessible to patients and the public
  2. Reducing burdens and improving the appraisal experience for doctors
  3. Strengthening assurance where doctors work in multiple locations
  4. Reducing the number of doctors without a connection
  5. Tracking the impact of revalidation
  6. Supporting improved local governance

The work streams have also been referenced in a response produced by the AoMRC which can be seen here. In particular, it highlights how the RCoA and other Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties will get involved in these.

Updates on this work will follow in the Revalidation Guidance section of the website, or for further information please contact Chris Kennedy, Revalidation & CPD Co-ordinator, at ckennedy@rcoa.ac.uk.

03 August 2017

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