Rising workload threatens GP revalidation

Rising workload could lead to many GPs failing revalidation, a senior GP has warned.

Dr Charles Alessi: workload warning
Dr Charles Alessi: workload warning

Recent polls covering thousands of GPs have revealed the extent of workload pressure on the profession.

A total of 86% of GPs reported considerable or high pressure due to rising workload in a recent DH-backed poll.

A recent BMA poll found 94% of GPs said they were working harder now than a year ago.

National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) chairman Dr Charles Alessi believes the increased pressure on GPs’ time could mean many struggle to collect the information they need for revalidation.

Dr Charles Alessi said: ‘GPs now have a multitude of different roles, from caring for patients, to working with commissioning boards, to meeting our annual GMC standards.

‘As a result CPD has become secondary and many GPs may find themselves falling short of their annual accreditation requirements. I’m worried that we could find ourselves in a situation where GPs are practising without the correct accreditation or worse, are forced not to practise at all. The repercussions of this are obvious.’

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