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A Practical Guide to Improving Appraisal and Revalidation

Fri, 19 Jul 2024

Virtual, Online

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Improving Appraisal and Revalidation Systems and Practice 

The conference focuses on developing your role as a responsible officer or appraiser, and improving local systems for appraisal and revalidation. The event will address referral to GMC when doctors fall short of the standards, and ensuring fairness and inclusivity in referrals following the GMC fair to refer findings aimed at reducing disproportionality. The conference will cover the role and competencies of Responsible Officers, improving appraisal and appraisal systems and decision making and making referrals to the GMC.

There will be an extended focus on responding to concerns about performance, conduct and health, and managing Doctors who fall short of the required standards for revalidation. The day will be led by experienced responsible officers in NHS Trust and the independent sector and will also include a legal update on legislation and employment law.

“Responsible officers have an important statutory role in medical regulation. The successful implementation of revalidation depends to a considerable degree on the competence and skills of those doctors carrying out this role. As a responsible officer you are accountable for the local clinical governance processes in your particular healthcare organisation, focusing on the conduct and performance of doctors. Your duties include evaluating a doctor’s fitness to practise, and liaising with the GMC over relevant procedures. It is your job to make recommendations; but the decision on whether a doctor should be revalidated belongs to the GMC, as the regulator. ”

NHS England

“As a responsible officer you are accountable for the local clinical governance processes in your particular healthcare organisation, focusing on the conduct and performance of doctors. Your duties include evaluating a doctor’s fitness to practise, and liaising with the GMC over relevant procedures.””

NHS England

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with current and aspiring Responsible Officers

  • Develop your Skills as Responsible Officer

  • Reflect and revisit the role, leadership qualities and competencies

  • Improve appraisal systems and practice

  • Develop your skills in responding to concerns about performance, conduct and health

  • Explore techniques to improve decision making and making recommendations to the GMC

  • Identify key strategies for working with and supporting doctors who don’t meet the required standards

  • Learn from case studies of Responsible Officers in the NHS and independent sector

  • Ensure you are up to date with the latest legislation, legal issues and contract/employment law

  • Assess your practice to ensure fairness and inclusivity

  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice

  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

Speakers include:

Mr Stephen Parker

Medical Director
Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Dr Deepak Dwarakanath

Former Medical Director, and Consultant Gastroenterologist
Gastroenterology
North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Trust

Dr Mahesh Nagar

Deputy Chief Medical Officer (Quality & Patient Safety), Trust Lead for Medical Appraisal
Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  

Enquire

Contact Sarah Jane for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector

£295.00

(£354.00)

Virtual Voluntary sector & charities

£250.00

(£300.00)

Virtual Commercial organisations

£495.00

(£594.00)

(Prices in brackets include VAT)

Discounts

Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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