Doctors need to:
- ensure that annual appraisals take place & that they participate fully in this process
- maintain a record of CPD activities
- demonstrate they are using the best available evidence and Best Practice in their clinical activities & patient care
- maintain a Portfolio of Evidence to support their case for Fitness to Practice.
- participate in a multi-source feedback called a 360 once every 5 years, asking colleagues and patients to complete a questionnaire about their fitness to practice.
Trust appraisal and revalidation guidance can be found on the Trust's intranet.
Trust electronic Appraisal and Revalidation system here: https://tgicft.preprevalidation.com/login
- GMC Good Medical Practice: core guidance for doctors and the basis of the yearly appraisal.
- Information for licensed doctors: how you can prepare yourself for appraisals and revalidation.
- GMC CPD Guidance for all Doctors: how to plan, carry out and evaluate your CPD.
- GMC Supporting Information for Appraisal and Revalidation: information about the documents you will need to support your appraisal and revalidation.
Information from Royal Colleges
You may need to be a member to access some of these pages.
- College of Emergency Medicine
- Royal College of Anaesthetists
- Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
- Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health
- Royal College of Pathology
- Royal College of Physicians
- Royal College of Radiologists
- Royal College of Surgeons
How KLS can help
The Trust’s Knowledge & Library Service can help you find the necessary evidence of best practice, so you in turn, can demonstrate your fitness to practice.
To help you find the evidence, we offer the following services, training & facilities:
- Literature searches
- Training in literature searching
- Journal article & document supply
- Current awareness services
- A suite of computers in a drop-in facility which you can use 24/7
We have also produced the following information sheets to support your appraisal and revalidation:
- Finding journal articles and more
- Keeping up to date: bulletins and alerts