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Key points to communicate to your workforce: Regulation of physician associates and anaesthesia associates 02 / 8 / 2019 8.50am The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced that they will ask the General Medical Council to regulate these two roles across the UK.


Read through the sections below to find out what this means for you and your staff.As a psychiatrist, you need to revalidate every five years to demonstrate your continuing fitness to practise.Revalidation was introduced in 2012 to assure patients and the public that doctors are regularly checked by their employers and the General Medical Council.Establishing a prescribed connection with a designated body is a vital first step in revalidation.This is more straightforward for some doctors than others, depending on their working arrangements.We recommend ACP 360 Multi-Source Assessment for psychiatrists, an appraisal process designed specifically for psychiatrists and fully compliant with GMC requirements.

ACP 360 also provides benchmarked feedback for psychiatrists.

All licensed doctors need to have an annual appraisal based on the GMC's Good Medical Practice.

The GMC website has more information on revalidation for doctors, employers and the public and the license to practise.

You also need to gather feedback from patients and colleagues at least once in every five year revalidation cycle.

There are various tools and systems to help you to gather this feedback.

Since 2018, you must revalidate every year if you want to remain on the GPh C register.