Revalidation for relicensing Reflections on the proposed British model
Thistlethwaite, Jill, Charlton, Rodger and Coomber, Jane. (2012) Revalidation for relicensing Reflections on the proposed British model. Australian Family Physician, Vol.41 (No.1-2). pp. 70-72. ISSN 0300-8495Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://www.racgp.org.au/afp/201201/45603
Background: In the United Kingdom, the General Medical Council aims to introduce revalidation for all medical doctors from 2012, in response to public and government pressure. Doctors will submit evidence to support their fitness to practise medicine every 5 years in relation to the four domains and 12 attributes of good medical practice.
Objective: This article reviews the argument for revalidation, the proposed process and some of the findings of a pilot carried out with general practitioners.
Discussion: A revalidation process is being piloted in several parts of the United Kingdom with a view to implementation in 2012. However, there is a lack of evidence internationally that revalidation or relicensure identifies doctors who are performing poorly. The medical profession in Australia needs to reflect on whether this model is one it wishes to consider.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Australian Family Physician|
|Publisher:||Royal Australian College of General Practitioners|
|Official Date:||January 2012|
|Page Range:||pp. 70-72|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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