GMC answers doctors' questions on revalidation

The GMC is launching the first edition of a guide for doctors answering questions about the shape and scope of revalidation.

Peter Rubin
Peter Rubin

Last week GP exclusively revealed the results of a survey which found that half of GPs are not ready for revalidation and 20% may quit the profession.

Revalidation: Information for Doctors, answers some common questions about the aims and shape of revalidation and the implications for doctors whatever the nature of their practice.  

GMC chairman Professor Peter Rubin said: ‘Revalidation is the biggest change to medical regulation since the GMC was founded and so it is understandable that doctors have lots of questions. This guide will start to answer them.  

Revalidation: Information for Doctors shows what progress has been made but this is an evolving project. A series of pilots currently being monitored across the UK will help further shape the revalidation processes.  We will regularly update this document as more information becomes available.

‘The vast majority of doctors do a good job in often difficult circumstances and revalidation will be a straightforward affirmation of their hard work, making maximum use of the local systems required to deliver high-quality healthcare. Patients will also have reassurance that the minority of doctors who do have deficiencies will have training and support locally to get them back on track wherever possible.'

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