More on revalidation
- Read Vijaya Nath's blog: Making revalidation work: what have we learnt so far?
- See our press release on the report: Revalidation progressing well but challenges ahead
- Find out more about our leadership development work
I am grateful to the King's Fund for this timely report. It gives us useful information on the challenges and opportunities that ROs in London are finding as they implement the processes for Revalidation of their doctors. I hope Vijaya Nath, the author of the report, will come to discuss in more detail at our next RO Network event. In the meantime I note the desire for more educational and development of ROs and better communications between ROs and we will work through our Network to try to address these.
Celia, I will be happy to discuss this report in more detail with the London RO network . Some medical leaders have reflected on the relevance of this report in other localities / geographies . I am interested in examining the experience of those undertaking revalidation.
It amazes me to see everyone focusing on revalidation. Revalidation must be simple if the Trusts and CCG have good clinical governance and quality assurance systems. It is the Trust governance which should identify poor systems, process, medical errors, SUIs, complaints and outcomes. These should be dealt quickly and effectively. This is the way poorly performing doctors, poor behaviours and conduct can be identified. If the Trust has effective governance then revalidation should be simply an extension of that governance. It would be foolishness to wait once in 5 years revalidation or once a year appraisal to identify 'poor performance or poor behaviour.