In Wales, a single system of GP appraisal is centrally managed by the Revalidation Support Unit, Wales Deanery (the Unit). GP Appraisal is a process which contributes to the development of individual GPs and therefore to the overall quality and safety agenda.
A single online system is provided to facilitate the appraisal system for GPs in Wales - the Medical Appraisal and Revalidation System (MARS). MARS is designed to facilitate the appraisal process and to enable GPs, Appraisers and Responsible Officers to meet the requirements of revalidation. Through MARS GPs, Appraiser and Responsible Officers can also access guidance materials and a range of CPD resources. To access MARS click here.
Annual appraisal will be a key component of Revalidation. Although appraisal and revalidation are separate processes, both are structured around the core responsibilities set out in the GMC's framework booklet Good Medical Practice.
The Unit is committed to retaining and building on the developmental aspect of appraisal. As the Unit also manages delivery of CPD for GPs in Wales, the two processes are closely linked:
• GPs are encouraged to reflect on their CPD as part of their annual appraisal
To ensure the appraisal process itself is fit for purpose and meets defined quality standards, the Unit has a comprehensive Quality Management Framework. We define Quality Management (QM) as an overarching framework for managing policies, systems, processes and activities relating to GP Appraisal and CPD in Wales.
The RCGP Curriculum can be found via the RCGP website . It consists of the core statement, 'Being a General Practitioner' and interpretive...
Click here for Information on Revalidation for Trainees.
All general practice trainees, whilst in a general practice post, are required to undertake a minimum of 72 hours of out of hours (OOH) pro rata.
All information relating to the MRCGP Examination Regulations can be found here.
GP trainees in general practice placements are entitled to 30 days study leave per year or pro rata for those in ST2, ST4 and on extensions to training (15 days per 6 months in general...
The Wales Deanery hosted three Trainer Development Days throughout 2013 in Cardiff, Llandudno and Swansea.
The Days included input from expert facilitators and provided CPD mapped to the GMC Framework...
The GMC 2011 National Trainer Survey was launched on 2nd May 2011 and closed on 22nd July 2011. It took the format of an online questionnaire and was open to all Consultants who act as Clinical or Educational...
GP TRAINER DATES 2013
North Wales - Thursday 7th November 2013 at Venue Cymru, Llandudno
South West Wales - Tuesday 19th November at Liberty Stadium Swansea
South East Wales - Wednesday 20th November...
Trainer Re-Approval Process
The TRAP process for 2013 will take place on the following dates:
15th April - launch TRAP to all Trainers, trainees and Programme Directors.
10th May - TRAP closes.
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