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


Kind appraiser again (see 7.31 on page 7). An AKT may test ones' medical knowledge, but it does not see how one inter-relates to ones' patients & staff. It does not test whether you are a caring & proactive doctor. Academic ability does not mean good doctor necessarilly, though it helps. It certainly would not weed out a Shipman, mind you, most appraisers are not sure an appraisal would either! One cannot fault the various tasks provided they are appied equally across the board. I would be in favour of a significant reduction in the tasks. The best policy is KISS. Reams of notes or reflections are not required- just an overview & it certainly helps massively to write up at the time or shortly afterwards. I still maintain a maximum of 15 hours should be possible except when PSQ & MST are required for your revalidation.

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05 Dec 2013

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