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Preparing for appraisal as a GP locum, gathering CPD evidence, what happens during a CQC inspection and personal resilience are all covered in this learning plan aimed at locums and sessional GPs. The plan will also be useful for GP registrars and any GP who wishes to keep up to date with appraisal and revalidation requirements.
You can undertake the whole plan or individual modules based on your learning needs, and CPD credits can be claimed on each module.
In the sixth article of our CQC briefing series, Dr Rishi Duggal explores how CQC inspectors approach the use of significant event analysis (SEA) in GP practices. The article highlights structured approaches to SEA and what constitutes good practice in its use.
Dr Ravi Ramanathan highlights new Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) guidance on supporting information for appraisal and revalidation. The guidance, effective from 1 April 2016, aims to simplify the process for GPs and clarify how they can claim CPD credits.
Dr Devin Gray outlines what GP practices should do to prepare for an announced visit from Care Quality Commission inspectors. This activity, the first in a series, explains the CQC’s five key questions, outlines population groups for which inspectors will assess the quality of care, and highlights how how to gather information before a visit.
What should you expect on the day of a CQC inspection? Dr Devin Gray outlines what will happen in an announced inspection of general practice. This activity, the second in a series, focuses on the practice’s presentation of performance, speaking to practice staff and patients, key lines of enquiry and corroboration.
Following an inspection visit from the Care Quality Commission, your GP surgery will receive a report. Dr Devin Gray explains the content of the report, in the third of three articles about preparing for CQC inspections. This article focuses on ratings, publication of the report, enforcement, and responding to the report.
In the fourth of five articles, Fiona Dalziel looks at how being resilient can help GPs, other practice team members, and practices to succeed in times of pressure.