What is the impact of revalidation on clinicians?

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  • Posted:Friday 14 March 2014

As part of our research on the impact of revalidation we spoke to Peter Lees, Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management, and a number of clinicians who are preparing for, or have completed, the revalidation process.

While some have found the process to be stressful, there is an overall impression that revalidation gives clinicians a chance to reflect on their progress, consider the reactions of their colleagues and patients, and enables them to make patient experience a regular measure in their practices.


Carolyn Johnston

Consultant anaesthetist,
St Georges Healthcare
Comment date
14 March 2014
Its interesting that those of us completing revalidation at CCT (straight out of training scheme) seem to find it more manageable: perhaps there is some learning to be made for senior colleagues learning from the experiences of trainees when planning and compiling revalidation evidence?

Vijaya Nath

Assistant Director,
The King's Fund
Comment date
15 March 2014
Agree and that mustn't prevent those leading Revalidation processes from paying attention to the genuine concerns of some Drs left outside the process eg locums often our service impossible to run without them and vital that these Drs be developed & included in QI initiatives .
Many others not from 'click & drag' generation & more support needs to be given alongside acknowledging that true RPractise requires time if it is to be of value.

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