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Doctor devises scheme to improve care
5:53pm Monday 29th October 2012 in News
A HAMPSHIRE doctor has devised a scheme which aims to ensure that hundreds of his colleagues provide their patients with the best possible care.
Southampton-based Dr John Stubbing has built up a team of almost 100 assessors who will keep doctors up to date with the latest medical advances and assess their fitness to practice.
It follows the decision to monitor the performance of all 220,000 medics in the UK.
Dr Stubbing’s work has been singled out by the General Medical Council (GMC), which regulates the profession, and could be rolled out across the country as health trusts introduce the new system.
Known as revalidation doctors will have to undergo annual appraisals and five-year competency checks under rules drawn up by the GMC.
Any medics who fail to meet the required standard will be prevented from practising.
Dr Stubbing is a consultant anaesthetist at the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, which will be responsible for the revalidation of 715 health professionals, including 570 consultants.
The new system is due to be introduced in December.
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