Revalidation 2012

The surgical Royal Colleges and the surgical specialty associations have published a Revalidation Guide for Surgery which brings together key information in current revalidation requirements and processes in all four UK nations, and aims to provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions on surgical revalidation. The guide was current at the time of publication and will be subject to change as the GMC, the Department of Health, the Colleges and other partners update and amend their guidance.

Download the guide here

The Surgical Royal Colleges have now published guidance on the supporting information required for revalidation. Please click on the following links:

Surgery Guidance on Revalidation Supporting Information
Surgical Revalidation Checklist

Revalidation 2011

The latest guidance on Revalidation for surgeons is now available. This is likely to be very close to the final version although it is still out to consultation. Click here to look at the guidance for Surgery as a whole. Click here to look at specific advice on inclusion of Cardiothoracic Surgery outcome data in your appraisal portfolio. Click here for explanatory note regarding outcome measures for thoracic surgery.

Revalidation 2008

Revalidation Lead for SCTS, by Steve Livesey, Dec 2008. The GMC’s new categories of Good Medical Practice are likely to form the basis for the setting of standards. The categories are: • Knowledge, skills and performance • Safety and quality • Communication and teamwork • Maintaining trust However, it is not yet clear to me exactly how the standards set will map to these domains. Click here to read more.

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeons 2003

This document serves as a recommendation from the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons (SCTS) as to what constitutes appropriate CPD for their consultant members. Following a directive from the Royal Colleges of Surgeons, the responsibility for monitoring CPD will pass to individual Trusts through the appraisal process. Click here to read more.