The government and Department of Health (England) are clear that medical revalidation needs to be right for doctors and patients.
Whilst the need for testing and piloting revalidation systems and guidance will diminish as implementation draws nearer, there will be an ongoing need to evaluate these systems and guidance documents.
The implementation of revalidation is being supported by the continuous collection of feedback from individuals and organisations directly involved in revalidation. The evaluation of this feedback will inform the NHS Revalidation Support Team (RST), and its key stakeholders, whether revalidation systems are fit for purpose, will provide value for money and, crucially, are improving the quality of care for patients.
The Research and Quality Improvement project aims to ensure that medical revalidation is implemented in a way that maximises the benefits for patients, doctors and employers. This includes: