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Monitoring and evaluating revalidation

We are working with others to monitor the implementation of revalidation. We have also started work to evaluate its impact.

Revalidation Advisory Board

See agendas and papers from the Revalidation Advisory Board.

Revalidation data reports

Find out more about the data we publish about the revalidation decisions that we have made in our Revalidation operational data reports section.

Evaluating the impact of revalidation

We have appointed an independent UK wide collaboration of researchers, UMbRELLA (UK Medical Revalidation Evaluation coLLAboration), led by Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry to carry out a long-term evaluation of revalidation. It will explore the impact of revalidation and look at ways to help shape it further in the future. This started in 2014 and the study is due to conclude in 2018.

In April 2016, we published the interim findings from the UMbRELLA research. Shaping the future of medical revalidation - interim report, focuses on the results of a survey of licensed doctors and includes feedback from a number of patient and public representatives. It also presents some results from a survey of Responsible Officers which was conducted jointly with researchers commissioned by the Department of Health, as part of a separate study of revalidation in England.

UMbRELLA will be carrying out a series of further surveys later in 2016, to understand experiences of revalidation across a number of different groups of doctors. You can find out more about this in our Revalidation Evaluation Survey Q&A (pdf)

We have commissioned a review which will draw on evidence of the operation and impact of revalidation since its introduction. This review is being undertaken by Sir Keith Pearson, who is the independent chair of the Revalidation Advisory Board. The interim findings from UMbRELLA's research will feed into this review. Sir Keith Pearson will report his findings and recommendations by the end of 2016. You can view the Terms of Reference (pdf) for this review.


What others are doing

Find out more about the organisations and groups we are working with across the UK to deliver and monitor revalidation.

Archive of UK Revalidation Programme Board Meetings

Read the minutes from the UK Revalidation Programme Board meetings from 2009 to 2012.