Revalidation is the process by which licenced doctors demonstrate to the GMC that they are up to date and fit to practise.
A requirement of revalidation is that each doctor must actively participate in an annual medical appraisal. On the basis of this and other information available to the Responsible Officer, a recommendation is made to the GMC, normally every 5 years, relating to each doctor's revalidation.
Following receipt of Sir Keith Pearson's review of revalidation, NHS England have considered all recomendations made within the outcome report. This has resulted in Cumbria and North East taking a more forward-thinking approach to revalidation, and as detailed within the December 2017 newsletter, we will now be attempting to revalidate doctors as soon as they become under notice by the GMC (4 months prior to the revalidation date). This approach will provide a more streamlined approach in submitting decisions to the GMC and effectively revalidating doctors as quickly and effetively as possible.
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