Taking revalidation forward - Sir Keith Pearson's review
We are now four years into revalidation and nearly all licensed doctors have been through the process. This review, published by the GMC and completed by Sir Keith Pearson, takes stock of progress.
Revalidation was introduced in December 2012. It means that doctors who wish to maintain their licence to practise medicine in the UK must demonstrate on an ongoing basis that they are up to date and fit to practise. Revalidation aims to give assurance that individual doctors are not just qualified, but safe. It also aims to help identify concerns about a doctor’s practice at an earlier stage and to raise the quality of care for patients by making sure all licensed doctors engage in continuing professional development and reflective practice.
In this review, Sir Keith Pearson makes recommendations to improve some aspects of revalidation, for the benefit of both doctors and patients.