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Revalidation Agreement Update 2017

 

As of 1st April 2017 the Revalidation Agreement under which all those revalidating through the Faculty operate has been updated. This will allow us to deliver a better programme with more support for appraisers and appraisees. Doctors currently registered with the Faculty Revalidation Programme are not required to sign the new version of the agreement.

The updated document can be found here.

For your reference, the following changes have been made:

 

New clauses:

  • I accept that my appraisals must take place face to face in the United Kingdom;
  • I agree that the Faculty designated body can directly contact my employer / employers to ask for information or to inform them of revalidation recommendations where necessary / relevant.

 

Clauses that have been reworded with the new wording shown below:

  • I will inform the Faculty if I am aware of any complaints or concerns that are either under, or may become subject to, a formal investigation or disciplinary process and which may affect my fitness to practise;
  • I will make the Responsible Officer (RO) aware of any material matters in my past medical or employment history that could be of relevance to my appraisal and / or revalidation.
  • I will provide the RO on request with a named contact for discussion from any organisation for which I provide medical services;
  • I will keep the Faculty informed of any change of employer/s and submit a Form R3;  
  • I agree that the Faculty designated body can directly contact my employer / employers to ask for information or to inform them of revalidation recommendations where they deem it necessary / relevant to do so;
  • I will upload into the Faculty e-portfolio system relevant appraisal evidence (if any) conducted under my prior Designated Bodies (if any) during this cycle i.e. undertaken since my last revalidation date. This appraisal evidence will take the form of complete and closed appraisals including Input and Output forms (or equivalent), PDPs, etc. and I will carry across current Personal Development Plan objectives;
  • I accept that if I cancel a scheduled appraisal meeting with less than two weeks (14 days) notice the appraisal cost will not be refunded and I will be liable to be charged for a rescheduled appraisal. The Faculty will be the determining agency in such cases;
  • I accept that if in the two weeks (14 days) preceding the arranged meeting date an appraisal cannot go ahead due to my action or inaction the appraisal cost will not be refunded and I will be liable to be charged for a rescheduled appraisal. I accept the Faculty will be the determining agency in such cases;
  • that if the annual fee is not paid before the last working day of March of any given year, which is the start of the next revalidation year, the Faculty will commence its non engagement process which places me at risk of a formal referral to the GMC in respect of my revalidation;

 

Please note that a number of clauses have had minor grammatical changes made which are not listed above.