Nuffield Health is a Designated Body for the purpose of GMC Revalidation for Medical Practitioners who either hold Practising Privileges at a Nuffield Health hospital and work independently without NHS employment or Medical Practitioners employed by Nuffield Health within the clinical services division without NHS employment.
As a Designated Body, Nuffield Health is required to have a robust system of appraisal and clinical governance in place to support doctors with their revalidation. It is Nuffield Health’s Responsible Officer; Mr Geoff Graham's duty to make ensure that there are processes implemented for you and that they meet the latest quality assurance framework guidance set by The GMC and NHS England.
The following information will assist you with your appraisal and revalidation.
Meet the Team:
Nuffield Health’s Responsible Officer is:
Mr Geoff Graham
The Revalidation Team Administrator is:
Appraisal and Revalidation Coordinator
Contact Number: 01372426168
What is Revalidation, and its Purpose?
Medical revalidation is the process by which the General Medical Council (GMC) confirms the continuation of a doctor’s licence to practise in the UK. All doctors who wish to retain their licence to practise need to participate in revalidation.
The purpose of revalidation is to provide greater assurance to patients and the public, employers and other healthcare professionals that licensed doctors are up-to-date and fit to practise. It is a key component of a range of measures designed to improve the quality of care for patients.
Revalidation at Nuffield Health
Once you connect to Nuffield Health you will be set up with our systems, these being:
Systems provided to you
Nuffield Health has selected Equiniti 360 Clinical as our revalidation management system of choice. As a doctor with practising privileges and a prescribed connection to Nuffield Health, you will be given complimentary access to the Equiniti system where you will be able to store your online appraisal portfolio and is also the software used to facilitate your annual appraisals. Equiniti has been designed to support you in evidencing clinical appraisal data required to achieve revalidation every 5 years.
The software comes complete with online training on how to use the system by webinar, 1-1 sessions or by their dedicated helpline. Equiniti requires your email address which will enable them to populate your portfolio and provide you with login details to the system. To manage the process once you connect to Nuffield Health you will be automatically enrolled.
To minimise potential conflict of interest within the organisation, and to assure quality and visibility in line with the GMC’s Good medical practice framework for appraisal and revalidation, Nuffield Health has chosen TLE MIAD to facilitate all appraisals for doctors with a prescribed connection.
TLE MIAD is a healthcare-dedicated training company who offer clinical appraisals. TLE MIAD appraisers have been appointed under regional support team criteria. Please note there is a cost associated with your annual appraisal (£850+VAT which is tax deductible) however this cost has been benchmarked and is similar to other providers.
Appraisal/revalidation portfolio requirements
The types of supporting evidence you will be required to submit to within your Equiniti portfolio are:
Once connected to Nuffield Health all subsequent appraisals are to be facilitated via TLE MIAD. When your appraisal is due (every 12 months) you will be required to contact TLE MIAD to book and arrange your appraisal. It is your responsibility to ensure annual appraisals take place in a timely manner.
Personal development plan
You will be required to review your previous year’s personal development plans and provide an update of where you are with these. You will also need to provide a draft PDP for the next 12 months, outlining what you want to achieve.
360, multi-source feedback (patient and colleague feedback)
Nuffield Health requires 360 multi-source feedback to be completed and updated once every 3 years. For an application form please contact the Revalidation team.
Evidence of continuous professional development (CPD)
You will need to log all your annual CPD evidence, alongside your reflection and present within your appraisal portfolio (a minimum of 50 CPD points per year is required or as guided by your Royal College).
Review of complaints and compliments
You will need to contact all your place(s) of work and ask for any complaint information that may have arisen in the last 12 months. If you are named in any complaints, you will need to ensure that these are discussed at your appraisal meeting and evidenced within your appraisal portfolio.
Significant events analysis
You are required to review any events/near misses that have arisen in the last 12 months. If you have not been named in any ‘significant events’ you will need to provide two case reviews. For further guidance please contact the Revalidation team.
Quality improvement activity
Evidence that can be presented may include completed audits, case reviews, policy writing, policy reviews or completed papers, etc.
Please remember 'reflection' is a GMC core requirement and will be required throughout your appraisal portfolio. The revalidation team has produced templates to help you achieve this, these can be found below:
- PDP Template
- Multi-source feedback reflective template
- CPD reflective log
- Review of complaints
- Review of compliments
- SEA event template
- Evidence of quality improvement template
To book your Appraisal
At the point of when your appraisal is due, please contact TLE MIAD directly, who will assign you an appraiser and co-ordinate your appraisal booking.
Nuffield Health’s appraisal contact is Alison Keen.
External links needed for appraisal:
External links for guidance and support:
- GMC Connect account
- GMC appraisal and revalidation support page
- NHS England’s appraisal and revalidation support page