Revalidation for doctors became a UK legislative requirement in December 2012.
Revalidation is intended to give re-assurance and confidence to patients, and other stakeholders who have an interest in the delivery of safe medical treatment, that doctors are performing well and are aware of the latest developments in the area of medicine in which they practise.
It can also help doctors reflect on how they can improve their practice and how they interact with patients and colleagues.
Each year a Quality Assurance exercise is undertaken in Scotland. Each health organisation which has doctors with a prescribed connection to them as their Designated Body, and who are required to appoint a responsible officer, completes an assessment audit to report on appraisal and revalidation within their organisation. Returns are analysed and a formal report is produced.
The report for 2018, covering appraisal and revalidation during the period 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018, is available below:
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This page was last updated on: 03/12/2018
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