Revalidation: induction and in employment


25 / 2 / 2013 4.04pm


It is essential that doctors who are new to your organisation are familiar with your revalidation and related policies and systems. 

Induction should include:

  • details about the doctor's RO (and any associates) and how they / the revalidation team can be contacted
  • a reminder to inform the GMC of their new prescribed connection (if not yet confirmed)
  • appraisal policy
  • information on the systems in place to support the collection of supporting information
  • arrangements for collection of patient and colleague feedback
  • assignment of appraiser / draft appraisal schedule (if available)
  • learning and development policies
  • remediation policy.

Arrangements for supporting doctors in their careers should be explained.  The NHS Employers’ guide Staying on course provides advice about early and effective support in relation to health, conduct and capability. Induction should also include an explanation of the organisation’s values and the behaviours expected of its staff. 

In employment

You must ensure:

  • appraisal procedures are fit for revalidation purposes as well as organisational ones
  • all doctors have access to annual appraisal (or ARCP for doctors in training) and the time required to prepare for and take part in that appraisal
  • access is provided to relevant and specific supporting information in relation to quality, safety and performance data (including complaints and significant events), colleague feedback and patient feedback.

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