Revalidation is the process by which all licensed doctors are required to demonstrate on a regular basis that they are up to date and fit to practise in their chosen field and able to provide a good level of care. This means that holding a licence to practise is becoming an indicator that the doctor continues to meet the professional standards set by the GMC and the specialists standard set by the medical Royal Colleges and Faculties.
Revalidation aims to give extra confidence to patients that their doctor is being regularly checked by their employer and the GMC. Licensed doctors have to revalidate usually every five years, by having annual appraisal based on our core guidance for doctors, Good medical practice.
Educational & clinical supervisors - the trainer review process
The GMC, which is responsible for overseeing Postgraduate Medical Education and Training, is moving towards a formal process of recognising and registering trainers. Their standards are based on the framework developed by the Academy of Medical Educators (AoME)
Here at Southport & Ormskirk NHS Trust, the trainer review process is embedded into the annual appraisal with supporting documentation available to record how our educational & clinical supervisors meet the standards.
More information is available on the trust's intranet site.