Video: Latest revalidation model 'much less threatening', says GPC

GPC chairman Dr Laurence Buckman has welcomed the latest ‘more moderate' proposals for revalidation.

Responding to the GMC's consultation on revalidation, launched earlier this month, Dr Buckman said in a video interview with Healthcare Republic that the latest version was ‘much less ominous' than the profession first feared.

‘The GMC wants to make it so that most GPs walk it, and I think they will,' Dr Buckman told Healthcare Republic.

‘It is much less threatening than precursor documents,' he said, adding that the latest model does not differ greatly from the current system of appraisal.

It is estimated that around 2% of GPs will be identified for further investigation under revalidation, said Dr Buckman.

Concerns remain over how sessional GPs and locums that move location often will gather evidence for revalidation. Dr Buckman encouraged GPs to read the consultation and report any observations they have.

‘There are still a few details that are necessarily vague.  We will need clarity on those,' he said.

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