We have touched upon the
annual pain in the backside to all doctors that is appraisal and its evil spawn
to be foisted upon doctors called revalidation that will never catch a Shipman.
Any modern day Shipman will tick all the retarded boxes and will be so nice to
their local appraisers for most of those who are doing local appraisals have
volunteered in order to create a smoke screen for their own professional
However that is not to be
the purpose of "revalidation" and you can read loads more here. In
the same way that QOF is neither quality nor outcomes so revalidation is
nothing more than another set of tick boxes devoid of quality medicine but
which may have a far more sinister purpose.
A trip down south to see a
fellow grunt led one of the team to have sight of a letter from their local
Soviet regarding revalidation. The letter was boredom and redardocracy
personified but the terms used struck a chill in the reader.
For in the same way as the
National Commissioning Board (NCB) has morphed in a couple of weeks to become
the NHS CB so no one over forty will think that the NCB is a pile of sh*te the
letter we had sight of and referring to the GMC's revalidation process had in
it the sinister term "year zero".
Are we thick here up North
or did not a former despotic dictator in the Far East make reference to the
year zero in the 1970s?
Could there now be another
despotic dictator who has ideas along similar lines? Such is the power of the
new GMC revolution that year zero has been redefined to mean 3 months but then year one is a year.
Praise be to the Party for
increasing its control of the professions and for reeducating us as to what a
year is or isn't. Will the killing fields of Cambodia be repeated once again with the
killing fields of revalidation?
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Northern Doc was once a blog originally written by a group of GPs in Northernshire and expressed their experiences and frustrations of working in today's NHS. The pieces were compiled at social meetings after work and published anonymously in a once free society. Following the Government's Medical Council clamp down on freedom of thought, speech and expression by doctors and our belief that the views of a few doctors DO NOT represent the views of the profession as a whole their views will now be written by and published by a journalist who has previously contributed to the blog by virtue of social ties. Any inference that the word Doc means a doctor is now purely coincidental. This is as of the 22 April 2013.