Revalidation has begun with relicensing in 2009. All paediatricians will have to demonstrate that they meet generic standards in the General Medical Council's (GMC) Good Medical Practice for continued relicensing. Paediatricians on the specialist register will have to demonstrate that they meet the specialist standards set by the College and approved by the GMC in order to recertify. Five satisfactory, signed-off annual appraisals with personal development plans, with 5 years of continuing professional development records (including evidence of learning such as reflective notes), one–two iterations of multisource feedback by colleagues, one–two iterations of multisource feedback by patients, evidence of involvement in audit (and research, publications), outcome data, complaints and critical incidents and of compliance with clinical governance procedures will form the main supporting information for recertification of paediatricians.
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