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Evaluating the strategic impact of medical revalidation: Building an evaluation framework

What were the key findings?

The evaluation framework sets out four work streams for assessing the impact of revalidation.

  • Capturing the nature, quantity and use of supporting information.
  • Exploring the activity, quality and impact of appraisal.
  • Reviewing how Responsible Officer judgement making, in the context of revalidation, supports the early identification of concerns over practice.
  • Exploring the role of patient and public involvement in revalidation.

For each workstream, guidance is provided on suitable methodologies, suggested sampling techniques and potential metrics for measurement.

Why did we commission this research?

We commissioned this research to develop a framework for the future evaluation of the impact of revalidation and to identify how revalidation is meeting its regulatory objectives.

What did the research involve?

Interviews and focus groups were held with key stakeholders covering a range of interests across the UK. These were supplemented with a rapid review of literature.

Cultural Historical Activity Theory was then used to link together the different dimensions of revalidation into a single coherent evaluation framework.

Final Report

Evaluating the strategic impact of medical revalidation: Building an evaluation framework