How can patients get involved in revalidation?
Patients have an important role in revalidation. Our ‘What is revalidation’ guide explains more about revalidation and how this works.
Your doctor wants you to share your experiences of being cared for, so they know how they are doing. You might not be able to assess the doctor’s medical skills, but you can say, for example, how well they listened to you or explained what they were doing.
- Take part if you’re asked to give feedback about a doctor. You don't have to say who you are and your doctor won’t see your individual response. We have leaflets that tell you more about giving feedback:
- Let doctors know how they’re doing at any time. For example, you could send a ‘thank you’ card or letter.
- Raise a concern if you haven’t had good care. Often the best way to get a resolution is to raise this directly with the place where you were treated. Our support pages can help you want to raise a concern.
- Join your local patient group, if you want to get more involved. Contact your local healthcare organisation (such as your GP practice or local hospital) to find out more.