Practising privileges and revalidation
At Nuffield Health, we’re committed to developing high standards of clinical care and governance, and we know that the way to achieve this is through a close partnership with our consultants.
Growing your own private practice, developing your career and skills are important to you. We work with our consultants to develop and manage private practice within our hospitals and to promote your expertise.
Because of our not-for-profit status, we plough all available resources back into the business to ensure our hospitals are equipped with the latest technology for efficient diagnosis and surgery. And you’ll have the resources to give your patients the time and support they deserve.
If you wish to be awarded practising privileges, which will allow you to practice private medicine at one of our hospitals, you must agree to and abide by the Nuffield Health practising privileges policy and provide us with some standard information according to our practising privileges criteria. All our consultants must, of course, maintain registration with the GMC and appear on the specialist register.
Practising Privileges Policy Documents
Nuffield Health is a Designated Body for the purpose of GMC Revalidation for Medical Practitioners who either hold Practising Privileges with a Nuffield Health hospital, and work independently without NHS employment or Medical Practitioners employed by Nuffield Health within the Fitness and Wellbeing division.
As a Designated Body, Nuffield Health is required to maintain a robust system for appraisal and the Responsible Officer (RO) has a statutory duty to make sure those systems are implemented and that they meet the latest quality assurance framework guidance.
This webpage is designed to assist doctors with a Prescribed Connection to Nuffield Health; it contains information regarding appraisals and revalidation.
To confirm whether you hold a Prescribed Connection with Nuffield Health please contact email@example.com
Responsible Officer for Nuffield Health: Dr Davina Deniszczyc
Equiniti & Miad
Nuffield Health’s preferred providers to support the revalidation process are Equiniti and Miad.
Following a review of the guidance Nuffield Health has selected Equiniti 360° Clinical as the revalidation management system (RMS). Consultants with a prescribed connection to Nuffield Health will be given complimentary access to the Equiniti RMS. The software supports doctors in evidencing clinical appraisal data required to achieve revalidation. The software comes with training in how to use the system by webinar, 1-1 sessions or by telephone helpline.
To have a prescribed connection to Nuffield health doctors must be registered with Equiniti, and use the system to evidence and manage their revalidation portfolio. To ensure you are registered with Equiniti please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Within your registration to the Equiniti RMS, doctors will also have complimentary access to their Multi Source Feedback software.
To assure quality and visibility in line with General Medical Council’s Good Medical Practice Framework for Appraisal and Revalidation recommendation, Nuffield Health use Miad registered appraisers to facilitate appraisals.
Miad appraisers have been appointed under Regional Support Team criteria and are the preferred provider of responsible officer training and appraiser training by the GMC.
At the point in time when an appraisal is due, doctors with a Prescribed Connection to Nuffield Health are asked to contact Miad directly.
The types of supporting evidence you will be required to submit to Equiniti within your portfolio for the revalidation team to review before making a recommendation are as follows, but not limited to:
- Annual appraisal
- 360, Multi Source Feedback (Patient and Colleague independently reviewed)*
- Evidence of Continuous Professional Development (a minimum of 50 points per year)
- Personal Development Plan
- Complaints and Compliments
- Whole Scope of Practice if you work within other organisations
- Significant events analysis
- Quality improvement activity
- Evidence of quality of care to patients (outcome data)
*Equinti360 clinical do have a MSF service available every 3 years, this is complementary but please note the process can take 3 months to complete.
- Equiniti – RMS user guide
- Equiniti – Uploading old documentation
- Equiniti – Step by step RMS guide
- Nuffield Health – Whole scope of practice form
- Nuffield Health – FAQ document
- Nuffield Health – Revalidation presentation
- Nuffield Health - Reference from Responsible Officer (RO)
General Medical Council
- GMC Connect Login
- Good Medical Practice Framework for Appraisals and Revalidation
- Supporting Information for Appraisals and Revalidation
Equiniti Revalidation Management System
NHS Supporting Information
- NHS Revalidation Support
- Example Appraisal Portfolio Summary
- Example Appraisal Portfolio Commentary