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Furious GPC negotiator predicts revalidation 'revolt' as GPs spend more than 40 hours preparing for appraisals


Scapegoating appraisers for revalidation is like scapegoating Trainers for the onerous nature of the MRCGP eportfolio ( trust me, it's ten times worse!) I'm slightly confused about what most GPs have been doing for the last 5 - 10 years. I have been preparing for an annual appraisal for at least 8 years, which was the requirement of the PCT to stay on the performance register. I don't think it is a viable position to expect all clinicians to be self motivated learners and remain up to date without some kind of periodic assessment of performance. That said, I would be in favour of an AKT style test which would be more valid to ensure people are keeping up to date and take a fraction of preparation time. Apparently......we declined this!

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04 Dec 2013

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