RCGP says revalidation detail still 'uncertain'

RCGP medical director of revalidation Professor Mike Pringle has said in a webcast that details of how the system will work remain uncertain.

Professor Pringle said nothing is certain about revalidation until the actual introduction point
Professor Pringle said nothing is certain about revalidation until the actual introduction point

Professor Pringle's video is one of a series of webcasts that appear on the college's website, explaining its latest guidance.

He admits in the video, recorded to mark the issue of the third version of the RCGP's guidance last month, that: ‘In this fluid environment nothing is absolutely for certain until we get up to the introduction of revalidation itself.'

But he adds that because the GMC has now approved RCGP proposals for how doctors supply supporting information for revalidation, ‘we can now have more confidence what we are talking about is actually going to happen'.

The series of RCGP webcasts is introduced by a film message from RCGP chairman, Professor Steve Field.

Professor Steve Field said: ‘We must get into the mindset of seeing revalidation as professional development, making sure that revalidation uses existing systems and that it is not onerous for GPs.'

Watch the webcast here

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