|Revalidation introduces new era of regulation|
|Friday, 07 December 2012|
The College has welcomed the launch of Revalidation, the General Medical Council’s new regulatory framework for Britain’s doctors.
Revalidation launched on 3 December and marks the biggest change in how doctors are regulated for more than 150 years. The system promises to be the most comprehensive scheme of its kind anywhere in the world, with the UK's 230,000 licensed doctors required to demonstrate that they are keeping up to date and are fit to practise.
Commenting, Immediate Past Vice President of RCSEd, Professor George Youngson said: "Preparation for revalidation has been on-going since 2007. RCSEd welcomes the opportunity for its surgeons to now display their competence through an appraisal process which leads ultimately to Revalidation and therefore supports the commencement of the new system."
The GMC will start to tell doctors their first Revalidation dates in December 2012 and expects most doctors to have revalidated by March 2016. For more information visit www.gmc-uk.org/doctors/revalidation.asp