Alexis Hutson

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Revalidation for Doctors

25 January 2013

"Ready for revalidation: your revalidation"

Got one of these yet? My husband just did. I know. It's another thing to have to do, collect the data, follow the process and tick the boxes. And there is nothing to do, but to just do it - if you want to keep practising medicine.

So what's the best way of dealing with it?

By tackling it now. Give yourself one hour. Protect that time with no distractions from the phone, PC and other folk. You will be surprised by how much thinking you can do in 60 uncontaminated minutes. This is your time to think about what you will do to make preparing for revalidation as painless as possible. You must design your own approach that's right for you. Ask yourself these questions in your 60 minutes:
  • What do I need to do?
  • How am I going to do it?
  • Who do I need to help me?
  • When have I got to do it by?
Remember, this hour is just for thinking and marking out your plan. Don't use the time to start actioning. By being strategic in your approach now, it will be more bearable. I know many of my clients are frustrated at the prospect of more admin and some are worried they may not make the grade, but what I'm advising them all to do, is to seize control of it now.

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