The Group works in conjunction with the General Medical Council, the Department of Health and the British Medical Association on the implementation of the medical revalidation agenda in the independent sector. It is working towards a sector wide data set as part of the implementation framework for Whole Practice Appraisal as well as taking forward the White Paper on Professional regulation. Successful completion of a pilot for doctors working in isolated and non-managed environments – part of the DH Revalidation Support Team’s testing programme.
Project work on behalf of SHA areas to identify Designated Bodies and Responsible Officer arrangements in the independent sector.
The Revalidation Working Group has ratified a new version of the Practising Privileges guidance for providers - available under Codes of Practice on the IHAS website. Sally Taber is the independent sector member of the UK Revalidation Programme Board. The GMC has established the Board to oversee the practical delivery of medical revalidation across all four countries of the UK in a way that is co-ordinated and consistent. It has ownership of, and is the primary driver for, the implementation of the UK revalidation programme.
For more information about medical revalidation in general, please see the Medical Revalidation section of this website.
All doctors, regardless of the sector they work in, are required to complete an annual appraisal as part of the process of revalidation. Doctors practising in both the NHS and independent sector will access their appraiser and Responsible Officer through their main NHS employer. They will need to undertake an appraisal that takes in to account their NHS and independent sector work. This is known as whole practice appraisal.
This document has been prepared by the Independent Healthcare Advisory Services (IHAS) Revalidation Working Group which includes representation from IHAS, NHS Partners Network, NHS Employers, the Independent Doctors Federation, the London Consultants Association and the British Medical Association.
In this Ministerial Statement given on 19 October 2012, the Secretary of State for Health, Mr Jeremy Hunt announces that from 3 December 2012, revalidation of doctors in the UK will commence.
In the Statement, the Minister thanks IHAS, the GMC, the NHS Revalidation Support Team, the British Medical Association and other groups for the 'considerable amount of work they have undertaken in preparation for the commencement of revalidation'.
A guide to medical appraisal for revalidation in England
Referring proforma to allow IHAS Members to access NCAS services.
This agreement sets out that IHAS provider Members may access all the range of services provided by NCAS. This includes the provision of advice and support, access to support for planning programmes for remediation, reskilling and rehabilitation of practitioners, and other more specialist interventions such as assessment.
Preparing for the introduction of medical revalidation: a guide for independent sector leaders in England
This publication is a simple guide to help those who are leading independent sector organisations to understand the background to medical revalidation and the steps they need to take to be ready by late 2012. Work is already underway at a local level to ensure key systems, such as appraisal, are in place to support the revalidation of doctors. However, responsible officers will need the support of those working at the highest levels of their organisations to be fully successful.
This report and the accompanying Technical Annex contain the findings from the independent evaluation of the Medical Revalidation Pathfinder Pilot undertaken between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2011.
Independent Sector Employers Seminar
The GMC Revalidation Consultation seminar with the IHAS Board and members - Post Seminar Summary
The Independent Healthcare Advisory Services (IHAS) has carried out a short study into the impact and use of AQMAR and started to explore some of the issues for organisations and doctors working in the independent sector about current medical appraisal arrangements and those proposed in the "Strengthening NHS Medical Appraisal to Support Revalidation in England". This report outlines the study and its key findings.
The memorandum will enable IHAS members throughout the UK to access NCAS on a case by case basis, including advice, support, assessment and action planning.