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Commentary: The Role of Appraisal and Multisource Feedback in the UK General Medical Council's New Revalidation System.
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PMID:  23187912     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Beginning in December 2012, all UK doctors will be required to complete a periodic revalidation process conducted by the General Medical Council (GMC) to retain their licence to practise medicine. Regular appraisals, based on the GMC's core guidance for doctors, will be used by responsible officers to evaluate a doctor's practice based on six types of supporting information. Feedback from patients and colleagues, referred to as multisource feedback (MSF), is one element of supporting information that doctors will present at appraisal to support their revalidation.This commentary by the Chair of the GMC expands on the research in this issue by Wright and colleagues to provide an overview of the history of revalidation in the United Kingdom, discuss the role of appraisal in revalidation, and examine the need for and value of MSF in this process. The author highlights the support that the GMC has received from UK patient organizations and ends by focusing on the benefits of revalidation and the expectations for its development in the future.
Peter Rubin
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges     Volume:  87     ISSN:  1938-808X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acad Med     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8904605     Medline TA:  Acad Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1654-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Professor Sir Peter Rubin is Chair, General Medical Council, London, United Kingdom.
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