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Specialty Specific Guidance on Supporting Information for Revalidation

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04 May 2012


The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and its member Colleges (including RCSEd) and Faculties today published final guidance on supporting information that doctors need to provide for revalidation. The guidance has been devised to simplify the appraisal process and the supporting information doctors need in order to revalidate.

Following extensive work and consultation coordinated by the Academy, 14 specialty guidance frameworks have been produced based on the Academy's core framework (agreed by all member Colleges and Faculties) to ensure commonality in appraisal for revalidation regardless of a doctor's specialty.

Each of the 14 specialty guidance frameworks has been developed by the relevant medical Royal Colleges and Faculties who are responsible for setting the standards of care within their own specialty, and for providing specialty advice and guidance on the supporting information required of doctors to demonstrate that professional standards have been met.

The guidance, which is consistent with the GMC's own supporting information guidance, has been welcomed by the GMC who have said that 'If you are a doctor in specialist practice, you should consult the guidance provided by the College, Faculty or specialty association relevant to your area of work.'

Professor Sir Neil Douglas Chairman of the Academy said:

"The Academy believes that the guidance on supporting information will be key to making the process of appraisal and revalidation more straight forward and consistent for all doctors irrespective of their medical specialty."

For further information visit the Academy's website.

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