Revalidation

Revalidation

GP Revalidation is the process by which doctors demonstrate they are up to date and fit to practise.  GPLectures has some of the key training tools that can help GPs.

This web site has a range of resources to support doctors, appraisers and responsible officers in the appraisal and revalidation process.

As a GP, keeping your knowledge and skills up to date through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a professional responsibility. Our videos help you achieve this target, but also contain guidance on appraisal method which can help you to meet the requirements for appraisal and revalidation.

GP Revalidation is an important topic and the resources at GPLectures, are aimed at assisting you.

GP Appraiser

GPLectures have key resources which a GP Appraiser can refer their GP practises.

The concept of appraisals, their value and purpose has been around for a long time within many organisations and businesses. Appraisal by one's peers and clinical mentors began as part of educational supervision and employer career monitoring. However, it will in an amended form be part of a reaccreditation (or recertification) and revalidation process.

Revalidation is a process by which doctors will demonstrate at regular five-yearly intervals that they are up-to-date and fit to practise. It should involve reflection and, to be effective, should relate to a doctor's performance.

The issue of revalidation has assumed great prominence in recent years since the conviction of Dr Harold Shipman and the subsequent inquiry. This sparked major concerns about patient safety, the regulation of doctors and public confidence in the regulatory processes.

GP Appraisers can access the tool kit documents for each video.

GP Professional Development

GP professional development (GP CPD) is a continuing learning process that supports GPs to stay up to date and maintain and improve their standards across all areas of their practice and career development. GP professional development encourages and supports specific changes in the quality and delivery of a doctor's practice from professional, patient and service requirement perspectives. The videos at Gplectures supports this learning process.

GP professional development includes any educational or professional activity directed towards developing the knowledge, skills, attitudes and personal effectiveness necessary to improve practice. Professional expertise demands a continuing awareness of new concepts, values and technologies. It is important for doctors to update themselves not only on the evidence base, but also on opinion and consensus. This web site enables GPs to get the latest information and opinion on key topics. The ultimate aim of CPD is to support doctors to improve the care they provide to patients through their own personal development.