This section of our website focuses on our
work to develop and support a national approach to quality assuring
the progress that organisations have made in implementing medical
revalidation in Scotland.
Revalidation for doctors became a UK
requirement in December 2012. It was introduced in response to
concerns about some doctors’ performance. The aim of revalidation
is to give patients confidence that their doctors are performing
well and are aware of the latest developments in the area of
medicine in which they practise. It also helps doctors reflect on
how they can improve their practice and how they interact with
patients and colleagues.
Further information on medical revalidation
and the process involved can be found on our “What is medical revalidation?” information
The scope of our work
- the NHS
- registered independent hospitals and
- certain other organisations employing
doctors, such as the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland.
We have produced a series of reports which
follow the journey of revalidation in Scotland and provide a
detailed national overview of progress, highlight achievements and
areas where further work is needed.
You can read these reports and find out more
information on medical revalidation at the links below:
Agreement for the provision of external responsible officer
and/or appraisal services
Following the 2013 external quality assurance review of medical
revalidation in Scotland, Healthcare Improvement Scotland committed
to developing an agreement template that NHS and non-NHS
organisations can use for outsourcing appraisal and/or Responsible
Officer (RO) services. We have worked closely on the content
of this document with the Central Legal Office and the agreement
template is available at the link below.
We welcome your feedback on the local use and implementation of
the agreement template and ask you to send this to our email
address - hcis.MR@nhs.net