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Southampton doctor's scheme to keep medics up to date
3:30pm Thursday 1st November 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.
Dr John Stubbing, pictured below, a consultant anaesthetist at the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, has built up a team of almost 100 assessors who will inform doctors of 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). Known as “revalidation” doctors will have to undergo annual appraisals and five-year competency checks.
Any medics who fail to meet the required standard will be prevented from practising.
The new system will be introduced next month.