RCGP warns against using 360-degree feedback on revalidation

GPs amassing evidence for their e-portfolio in advance of revalidation need not include 360-degree feedback yet, the college's revalidation lead has advised.

Professor Mike Pringle (Photograph:David Solomons)
Professor Mike Pringle (Photograph:David Solomons)

Only the GMC multi-source feedback questionnaire has so far been passed as suitable and the RCGP has serious reservations about its current form.

Until more questionnaires have been designed that map to the GMC's standards, there is no need for GPs outside pilots to do multi-source feedback, says Professor Mike Pringle.

‘We are not advising GPs to rush out and do an multi-source feedback. It will not be needed until year two of the full five-year revalidation cycle.'

The college says the last question in the current GMC 360-degree questionnaire is ‘not useful'. It asks: ‘Do you believe that this doctor is fit to practise?'

A 360-degree survey for sessional GPs is being developed at the RCGP's test site in Scotland. ‘Our intention is to provide the marketplace with a number of suppliers of systems that meet the GMC's requirements,' Professor Pringle said.

The RCGP is overseeing the development of 360-degree questionnaires but the GMC will finally sanction the approved models.

 

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register

Already registered?

Sign in

Follow Us:

Just published

GPs demand 'triple lock' on ARRS budgets as unfunded pay rise threatens recruitment

GPs demand 'triple lock' on ARRS budgets as unfunded pay rise threatens recruitment

PCNs will be unable to hire the staff they need to support general practice because...

Medeconomics becomes GP Business

Medeconomics becomes GP Business

Our relaunched site, GP Business, supports best practice in finance, management and...

GP to complete COVID-19 boosters in care homes by 1 November

GP to complete COVID-19 boosters in care homes by 1 November

GP-led COVID-19 vaccination sites have been told to prioritise booster jabs for patients...

NHS aims to vaccinate most 12- to 15-year-olds against COVID-19 by October half term

NHS aims to vaccinate most 12- to 15-year-olds against COVID-19 by October half term

NHS England is aiming to administer COVID-19 vaccines to most 12- to 15-year-olds...

BMA demands ‘immediate QOF suspension’ as GPs prepare for booster campaign

BMA demands ‘immediate QOF suspension’ as GPs prepare for booster campaign

The BMA has called for an 'immediate suspension' of QOF with income protection to...

'Out of touch' Javid deepens rift with GPs over face-to-face appointments

'Out of touch' Javid deepens rift with GPs over face-to-face appointments

GP leaders have accused Sajid Javid of being out of touch with reality after he told...