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Edgecumbe Health Webinar 'Revalidation: Be GMC-Compliant for the Second Cycle'

20-July-2017 14:06
in General
by Rebecca Lees


Be assured that you’re up to date with key findings and recommendations from the Pearson Report, what the GMC plans to do in response and what you can do to make sure your doctors comply with the latest requirements for Revalidation.


In this webinar appraisal training expert Mike Udin provides a consise break-down for Revalidation teams and Responsible Officers of what should be known and what should be acted upon in preparation for the next cycle.


View a recording of the webinar here:




During the poll viewers voted on what part of revalidation their doctors found most challenging:


graph showing the number of ratings for each of the four questions


In response, here are some further possible solutions for each of the four areas:


A: Understanding how to use IT-based toolkits

  • Organise regular refresher training, forums for the appraisal system you’re using – if possible, include specific system training in your appraisee training programs
  • Try to encourage doctors to familiarize themselves with the system early on, so that they don’t leave it last-minute then panic with technical difficulties near their deadlines
  • Review the system you are using and give feedback to the provider about what the main issues are – encourage your doctors to do this too
  • Work with your IT Helpdesk to make sure your organization is using an up-to-date browser and that there are no IT security measures blocking external email content


B: Giving feedback

  • Review the feedback provided by colleagues for each other – review random 360 reports to check the quality of the comments being made and whether peers need coaching in providing quality feedback
  • Get in touch if you would like a copy of our guide to giving good constructive feedback – we regularly train appraisers and appraisees on how to do this effectively
  • We would be happy to run a webinar on this – get in touch if you would be interested so that we know whether this would be a valuable session to host


C: Making time

  • Forewarn doctors of the average amount of time it takes to complete elements, eg. Colleague feedback collation: 4-6 weeks
  • Create a scheduling template for indications of how far in advance of appraisals to get things done
  • Ensure all appraisees are familiar with the tools that they will be using early on
  • Remind doctors that the collection of supporting information, including colleague and patient feedback is ultimately their responsibility, therefore they should be proactive in keeping to deadlines


D: Believing in the benefits

  • Make sure all appraisers are briefed to maximize the emphasis on self-development in appraisals – appraiser refresher training can help to ensure they’re utilizing all evidence from supporting information correctly and are spending a sufficient amount of time on appraisals
  • Appraisee training can also help to show doctors how the information gathered can be used to their own benefit and not just for the sake of compliance
  • Publicize as much as you can that supporting information is primarily a tool to aid doctors in their self-development and not a method for catching outliers


Please email if you would like to receive Reflective Templates after your viewing: rebecca.lees@edgecumbe.co.uk

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