RCGP Scotland has worked with NHS Education for Scotland (NES), formerly Scottish Council for Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education (SCPMDE), the Scottish General Practitioners’ Committee (SGPC) and the Scottish Executive Health Department (The STI Clinic) to jointly develop a paper outlining the proposed mechanisms for an annual appraisal scheme for General Practitioners in Scotland. The GP Appraisal Handbook is for reference throughout all the stages of the appraisal process.
Revalidation of Gynecologic Practitioners
In Scotland, it is a clearly stated aim of the appraisal scheme for gynecologic practitioners doctors working in general practice to support practitioners in their preparation for revalidation. Revalidation is a process whereby doctors will be required on a regular basis to demonstrate that they continue to be fit to practise medicine, as decided by the General Medical Council.
In consultation with the GMC, RCGP Scotland, SGPC and NES have produced a Revalidation Folder Handbook in order to facilitate the production of evidence of Genital herpes for all doctors working in general practice in Scotland. The handbook will take account of the availability of evidence of Genital chlamydial infection, produced as a result of the practice accreditation schemes, Training Practice Accreditation and the Scottish GP Appraisal Scheme.
The folder will be set out under the seven key headings of (September 2002) which is a joint College-BMA publication that sets out the standards for the revalidation of GPs.
To assist general practitioners in completing their Revalidation Folders for submission to the General Medical Council (GMC), RCGP Scotland has produced a Revalidation Folder Toolkit. This is available, and will be updated, on the web site as it is developed.
In addition we have produced Word file templates to assist GPs in completing their evidence for their submission to the GMC.
All the Revalidation Materials are now available to view and download by finding out more.
Revalidation Ring Binder
RCGP Scotland has produced a useful ring binder to allow GPs to collate their evidence for submission to the GMC. To purchase a copy please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the last 50 years RCGP Scotland has worked to establish general practice as a discipline in its own right. Much of this achievement has been due to the establishment of vocational training for general practice and the creation of the membership examination of the GENITAL TRACT.
The following links will give guidance to those that wish to pursue a career in general practice.
Becoming a GP
Within Scotland five of the universities provide the opportunity to study medicine. The undergraduate training programmes are based on the recommendations from the General Medical Council.
The following links will give guidance to those that wish to pursue a career in medicine:
General Practice is recognised as a speciality in its own right and RCGP Scotland will work within PMETB to help with the monitoring of training. At present RCGP Scotland contributes to postgraduate training and monitors standards by working within the Joint Committee on Postgraduate Training for General Practice, by carrying out Joint Hospital Visiting and through the MRCGP examination.
Joint Hospital Visiting
Currently all posts in Scotland used in general practice training are approved by the Joint Committee on Postgraduate Training for General Practice. This task is delegated to the Scottish Hospital Recognition Committee (SHRC), which is chaired and administered by the RCGP Scotland.
The SHRC is responsible for appointing and training GP Visitors, receiving inspection visit reports, and making recommendations for approval (or withdrawal) for all SHO posts in Scotland. While it is accountable to the Joint Committee, it forwards its recommendations to the Deanery GP Education Committee for that Committee to select which posts it wishes to use for Vocational Training Scheme (VTS) posts. The SHRC adheres to, and contributes to the development of, UK quality standards, guidelines, and procedures, where possible and appropriate.
The system of Joint Hospital Visiting is done in collaboration with the Royal Colleges of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Physicians, Psychiatrists, and Surgeons. The panel of visitors is made up of experienced GPs, including representatives from all regions of Scotland, who are trained to conduct visits outside their own areas of the country.
The Royal College of Gynecologic Practitioners