Locums warn time is running out on revalidation

Locums who met RCGP representatives to discuss revalidation are warning time is against them as they try to work out how they can obtain the evidence required.

Last year Dr Richard Fieldhouse, chief executive officer of the National Association of Sessional GPs (NASGP) said locums were far behind in terms of the necessary support needed to generate the evidence needed for revalidation.

A statement on the NASGP website said: ‘Taking into account the sheer number of locums, together with the almost total lack of any symptoms or processes that allow locum GPs to objectively collect, assimilate, analyse, publish, compare or utilise anything of use.

‘We were there really to assess where support for processes could come into our rescue but actually there is little or no substance to work with.

‘All things considered, anything objective of any use is still somewhere back in the Dark Ages and time is kind of running out to produce anything in time.’

neil.durham@haymarket.com

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