1st Edition

Prepare Now and Get it Right

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ISBN 9781846191893
Published January 25, 2008 by CRC Press
168 Pages

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Book Description

This won't hurt a bit...How do you show that you consistently provide high quality clinical care both as an individual doctor and member of a team? How do you provide convincing evidence of your performance that justifies you as being fit to practise? And how do you achieve this in a way that is not too burdensome?Revalidation will now be more stringent that ever. You might need help gathering information so that your evidence is sufficiently robust and objective, presenting it so that addresses the fields in the General Medical Council's document. You'll need to make sure you match your portfolio with what is expected in your specialty area.This book helps you to sustain your energy in gathering and reviewing evidence of your day-to-day performance at work so that you are recertified and relicensed with ease, whatever future revisions are made to the revalidation process. By suggesting proactive and structured methods, this book offers easy to comprehend ways to guide you through the evidence cycle, with many examples in both clinical and non-clinical fields. It is ideal for primary care and hospital doctors preparing for revalidation, including trainee doctors. Appraisers, and trainee appraisers in trusts, deaneries or general practice will find the guidance invaluable, as will appraisal leads in healthcare organisations and those with responsibility for quality assurance of appraisal as part of clinical governance or regulation.

Table of Contents

Contents: Part 1: Collecting your evidence. Getting ready for revalidation - an introduction. How to prepare for appraisal and revalidation. How to identify your professional development and service needs. What to learn? Making the most of your appraisal. Part 2: Demonstrating the standards of your practice. Providing evidence of your competence and performance. Demonstrating that you provide good clinical care. Demonstrating that you maintain good medical practice. Demonstrating your good relationships with patients. Demonstrating how well you work with colleagues. Demonstrating your high standards in teaching and training. Demonstrating your probity. Demonstrating your high standards in research. Affirming your health status. Part 3: Demonstrating your performance in various work settings and areas of practice and responsibility. As a generalist clinician. In management. Addressing complaints. As an employer. As a multidisciplinary team leader. In an academic post. As a GP with a special interest. As the owner of healthcare premises. In patient involvement.

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