The Testing and Piloting (TaP) project works to promote an understanding and evidence of the costs, benefits and practicalities of implementation, so that revalidation can be paced in a way that is affordable, supports high quality care and makes effective use of a doctor’s time.
The RST’s Programme of Work in 2011/12 outlines two core projects as a precursor to the implementation of revalidation: the Medical Appraisal Guide (MAG) and Organisational Readiness (OR). The TaP project will support both projects and provide assurance that the development of revalidation is based on detailed research and sound evidence.
The objectives of the TaP project are to:
The TaP project for 2011/12 will consist of a number of projects and pilots which will be designed and managed by the RST, working alongside an academic partner, the University of Durham, who will provide external scrutiny and challenge to the work. The work will focus on testing specific components of the revalidation process and the new Medical Appraisal Guide on doctors in a variety of healthcare settings and organisations.