Funding Body: Department of Health
Project overview: This is a joint research project being conducted by the University of Manchester, the University of York and Plymouth University. Our research sets out to see how the new arrangements for medical revalidation are being implemented both in the NHS and more widely, and to see how they are used to assure and improve medical performance. We will use a number of sources of data including national surveys of organisations which employ doctors; case studies of a selection of different types of organisations involving interviews, observation and documentary analysis; surveys of doctors undergoing revalidation in those organisations; detailed casework on examples of suboptimal medical performance and how they were managed; and the analysis of large existing data sets on doctors working in the NHS acute sector and their performance.
Overall, the findings about how revalidation works, the way it has been implemented, and its costs and impacts, will be of great use in the refinement and future development of revalidation and similar initiatives to the General Medical Council and other health professions regulators, to the Department of Health in England and government in the other countries of the UK, and to regulators and health professions in other countries.
Date: November 2014-present
Researchers: Professor Kieran Walshe, Dr Abigail Tazzyman, Dr Charlotte Hillier, Alan Boyd, Dr Julian Archer, Dr Marie Bryce, Dr Tristan Price, Dr Kayleigh Luscombe, Professor Karen Bloor, Dr Nils Gutacker, Dr Chris Bojke, Dr Sam Regan de Bere, Dr John Tredinnick-Rowe, Jane Ferguson