New report on impact of revalidation

Doctors talking

25 / 4 / 2016 11.08am

A new interim report shows that revalidation is having a positive impact, with four out of ten doctors changing their practice as a result of their last appraisal.

The report is part of a three-year study into the impact of revalidation and was based on a survey completed by more than 26,000 licensed doctors, responsible officers and patient feedback.

Revalidation was introduced in December 2012 to provide greater assurance that doctors were fit to treat patients and give them the chance to review their practice.

Bill McMillan, assistant director of medical pay and workforce at NHS Employers commented: "We welcome the news that revalidation is making a difference and this is greatly encouraging for both patients and doctors. We look forward to continued involvement in this important work."

Commissioned by the the General Medical Council (GMC), the report was compiled by UMbRELLA, a UK-wide consortium and led by Plymouth University.

Read key findings from the full report: Shaping the future of medical revalidation – interim report

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