We are today opening a 12-week consultation on a proposed revalidation scheme which we intend to bring into operation next year and ally to all registrants (with some minor exemptions).
We see this as an important step in maintaining the assurance of professional competence that registration with UKPHR represents. Registrants have a professional obligation to keep their competence up to date and to strive for improved quality of service. Revalidation is intended to be UKPHR’s way of giving assurance that this professional obligation is being met by all registrants.
We regard equivalence between all public health professionals as an important objective of regulation by the various regulators involved in the regulation of healthcare professionals. In designing a draft revalidation scheme for consultation we have had regard in particular to the revalidation schemes already being operated by the GMC and the NMC. We plan to carry out revalidation for registrants on a 5-yearly cycle with the revalidation process replacing our existing 5-yearly re-registration. We have today published draft guidance alongside the draft revalidation scheme in order for the consultation to be as meaningful as possible.
The consultation, draft scheme and draft guidance can all be accessed on our website here: http://www.ukphr.org/revalidation-scheme-for-all-ukphr-registrants/
We will accept responses to the consultation electronically (survey monkey) or in Word of PDF format and emailed to us.
The closing date for receipt by us of responses is 5th August.
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