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Revalidation / Appraisals

Advanced Nurse Practitioners

Please click on the links below for guidance: Accountability and Delegation Advanced Clinical Practice Appraisal and Revalidation for Nurses Care Certificate Career Framework Chaperoning Clinical Supervision Cold Chain Competency...

Appraisal Forms for Staff

Please see the following examples of appraisal forms for staff: Staff Appraisal Scheme - Pre-Appraisal Checklist Pre-Appraisal Guidelines & Self-Assessment Form Staff Appraisal Policy & Procedure Appraisal Summary Nursing & HCA Appraisal Form Pre-Appraisal Competency Check (Medical...

Appraisals and Revalidation for GPs, Practice Nurses & Practice Managers

Wessex LMCs has produced a comprehensive guide for the Appraisal and Revalidation of GPs and Nurses. Please click on the image at the bottom of this page to access the publication. Revalidation for GP's Revalidation was introduced in December 2012 and is designed to reassure patients and the...

Colleague Feedback

Colleague Feedback also known as Multi-Source Feedback (MSF) In every 5-year revalidation cycle you are required to undertake at least one colleague, and one patient feedback survey. It is important that these are conducted appropriately. Colleague Feedback You must use a recognised...

CPD Continuing Professional Development

You are expected to be involved in a variety of regular learning activities that are relevant to your practice and reflect your scope of work. There is no absolute minimum number of hours defined by the GMC, who require you to do enough to keep up to date across all of your scope of work. The...

Doctors Whose Performance Gives Cause for Concern

Sometimes concerns are raised about a doctor's performance, either by colleagues, patients or the general public. NHS England has responsibility for ensuring that GPs on the performers list are safe to practice and maintain high professional standards (see Statutory Procedures). If you have...

Health and Wellbeing: Burnout

Ok, it’s time to get more serious now. If the constant stress of work and life is leaving you feeling disillusioned, helpless and worn out then you may be suffering from burnout. Burnout is a state of emotional, mental and physical exhaustion caused by excessive demands and prolonged stress....

Health and Wellbeing: Organisational Stress

So far we have considered the implications of stress and burnout for individuals. However we have another important dimension to consider – what are the practices responsibilities to manage stress caused by or made worse by work. As we have seen individuals differ in their risk of experiencing...

Health and Wellbeing: Stress

“Stress is a condition or feeling experienced when a person perceives that their demands exceed the personal and social resources the individual is able to mobilize”. In short, it’s what we feel when we think we have lost control of events. The key concept here, is that it is an emotional and...

Locum / Sessional GP Appraisal and Revalidation

The RCGP and GMC are aware that fulfilling appraisal and revalidation requirements can be more difficult for sessional GP's and changes have now been made to help others address this. Make sure you (and your appraiser) are clear on what is needed. RCGP Mythbusters A really great guide to read...

Patient Feedback & Surveys

For patient feedback to be valid you need over 34 surveys, which means you normally have to distribute 50 surveys to ensure you receive an adequate number of replies (again, each tool varies slightly in its numbers). It is acceptable for you to hand the questionnaires out to patients, but they...

Practice Manager Supporters

Wessex LMCs is delighted to offer support to Practice Managers through our Practice Manager Supporters who are based throughout Wessex. Practice Manager Supporters provide ad hoc advice and support to their practice manager colleagues, and offer learning opportunities to support Continuous...

Practice Managers Conferences 2014 - Resources

The following resources are now available: 01 Nigel Watson and Carole Cusack Introduction 02 Practice Manager Supporters How Can We Help 03 Andrew Lockhart-Mirams, Peter Farrier Merging & Federating An Accountant's Point of View 04 Julie Perryer Top Tips 05 Anne Moger Wessex Nurse...

Quality Improvement Activity

For the purposes of revalidation you are required to demonstrate that you regularly participate in activities that evaluate the quality and improvement of your work. The RCGP consider significant event review and clinical audit as being core elements to quality improvement but are happy to...

The Process of Being Revalidated

The LMC is regularly approached by GPs asking who their Responsible Officer (RO) is, and when will they be interviewed by them to be revalidated. We hope the following will be useful but if you require more information the LMC has also produced a booklet Appraisal and Revalidation Guidance for...

Trainee GPs

We are always keen to hear from GP registrars so please feel free to get in touch, we are here for you too. We try and get round all the VTS schemes to talk on the LMC, current general practice and political issues - if you don't have us in your year's agenda ask your course organiser to get in...