The purpose of revalidation of a Postgraduate Doctors Licence to Practice is to give patients greater confidence in the profession and support the individual in maintaining and improving their practice.
This is a senior clinician in a Designated Body who ensures that the Postgraduate Doctors for whom they act in this nominated capacity, continue to practice safely and are properly supported and managed in maintaining their professional standards.
Your Responsible Officer (RO), as a postgraduate trainee in Health Education working across Yorkshire and the Humber, is Dr Jonathan Cooper.
This is the organisation that a licenced Postgraduate Doctor has a professional, educational or employment connection with that provides them with support for revalidation. For postgraduate trainees, this is Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber.
Trainees are responsible for keeping their Designated Body accurate and up to date and are able to change Designated Body's if moving to another area or have completed training.
The GMC will know who your Designated Body is, through completion of the GMC Trainee Survey. Your Designated Body is your HEE local office and not the Trust unless you are not in a substantive training programme post.
You will already produce much or all of the evidence required for revalidation as a matter of course during your training, through meeting the requirements of your curriculum and periodic discussions with your educational supervisor. Specialty trainees will need to complete an enhanced Form R. The Form R is the document that all Specialty trainees sign annually, and this enhanced version requires you to answer questions about whether you have been involved in any complaints or investigated incidents over the last year. You will need to send this form back to the appropriate person, and you will be given full contact details.
The GMC state that a significant event (also known as an untoward or critical incident) is any unintended or unexpected event, which could or did lead to harm of one or more patients. This includes incidents which did not cause harm but could have done, or where the event should have been prevented, which is significant enough to be investigated by your employing organisation.
It is an expectation that all doctors as part of the requirements for revalidation are required to record and reflect on significant events in their work with the focus on what they have learnt as a result of the event/s. You only need to record this information on your form R if any formal investigations have not been completed and resolved, or if they have not been included in your portfolio.
This field is to capture those Postgraduate Doctors who have already revalidated previously, all Postgraduate Doctors will revalidate at point of CCT, so if you have been revalidated in the middle of your training. The Revalidation Team will ensure this is changed and brought forward to align with your CCT date. If you are unaware of where to locate your revalidation date, you can find details on GMC Online. You should have a log in/password to access this site.
This information is completed by us. For the GMC survey this information will be provided to you through the survey from the information provided by us direct to the GMC.
Your employer will be supplying information to us in relation to any incidents trainees have been involved within (categories below) by completing an exception report. Your employer should provide the Postgraduate Doctor with a copy.
The information on the Exception Reports submitted will be provided, under three headings:-
The employer will be asked to confirm whether you have been involved in a conduct or capability investigation and to provide a brief summary:
Serious Untoward Incident/Significant Event investigation
If you have been involved in a Serious Untoward Incident, whether investigated or not, you should have discussed it with your educational supervisor and reflected on the outcome in your portfolio as part of the normal education appraisal process.
If you know you have been involved in a complaint you should have discussed it with your educational supervisor and reflected on the outcome in your portfolio as part of the normal educational appraisal process.