Revalidation reforms

The Academy has been keen to ensure that the revalidation of doctors does not have unintended consequences for the UK's future ability to deliver high quality clinical research and excellent patient care.

Status: Completed

As the process for revalidating doctors was developed, the Academy monitored and responded to the developments - and we continue to monitor the process as it is rolled out.

We are keen that the system does not have unintended consequences in limiting the scope, flexibility and mobility of the medical workforce, particularly in terms of its capacity for leading high quality clinical research.

In September 2000, the Academy responded to a General Medical Council (GMC) consultation on introducing a process of revalidation for doctors.

In September 2009, the Academy published a position paper to highlight the views of clinical academic staff. We also responded to consultations on responsible officer regulations and guidance, and the specialist standards framework for revalidation.

In August 2011, the Academy held a helpful meeting with the GMC to discuss progress. Following the meeting, we liaised with the GMC to set out some principles that clinical academics may find helpful in approaching revalidation.


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