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Medical regulation, fitness to practise and revalidation : a critical introduction

Author: John Martyn Chamberlain
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2015. ©2015
Series: Policy Press shorts., Research.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Medical sociology has long been concerned with the role played by specialist forms of expertise in enabling the governance of 'troublesome' social groups - including those who are unwell, 'deviant' and criminally insane. However, only recently has it begun to explore how the state ensures the public is protected from acts of medical malpractice, negligence and criminality. Against the background of a series of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Chamberlain, John Martyn.
Medical regulation, fitness to practise and revalidation.
Bristol : Policy Press, 2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Martyn Chamberlain
ISBN: 9781447325451 1447325451 9781447325543 1447325540
OCLC Number: 921176178
Description: 1 online resource
Contents --
List of tables --
About the author --
1. Governing medicine: from gentlemen's club to risk-based regulation --
Introduction --
Overview of the book --
Regulating medicine: the Medical Act 1858 --
Bristol, Shipman and the Health and Social Care Act 2008 --
Medical expertise and professional discretion --
The 'Bolam test' and the 'Bolitho gloss' --
The shift to risk-based regulation --
Risk-based regulation, professional discretion and medical game-playing --
Medical revalidation and the risks of risk-based regulation --
Conclusion --
2. Fitness to practise in the workplace: medical revalidation --
Introduction --
Challenging medicine: the rise of hospital management and the patient revolt --
The central issue of continuing medical education --
Introducing doctor appraisal --
Medicine's new professionalism and the beginnings of medical revalidation --
Bristol and Shipman: all changed, changed utterly --
A culture of medical protectionism? --
The Health and Social Care Act 2008 and medical revalidation --
Responsible officers: implementing revalidation at a local level --
Medical revalidation: a Foucauldian interpretation --
Appraising performance appraisal in medicine --
Revalidation: a ritual of employment? --
Conclusion: appraising the system --
3. Fitness to practise panels: the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service --
Introduction --
Handling complaints and hearing fitness to practise cases --
Trends in the GMC investigatory and adjudication procedures --
Next steps: the MPTS, FPPs and the Law Commission Review --
Conclusion --
4. Regulating for the safer doctor in the risk society: is the process the punishment? --
Introduction --
The rise of the risk society --
Governing medicine in the risk society --
Doctors, patients and the media. Defensive medicine: is the process becoming the punishment? --
Conclusion --
Notes --
The Good Medical Practice Framework for Appraisal and Revalidation --
Domain 1 --
Knowledge, skills and performance --
Domain 2 --
Safety and quality --
Domain 3 --
Communication, partnership and teamwork --
Domain 4 --
Maintaining trust --
Series Title: Policy Press shorts., Research.
Responsibility: John Martyn Chamberlain.


This topical and authoritative book examines how the regulation of doctors has been modernised by the introduction of the quality assurance process medical revalidation. In doing so, it questions if  Read more...


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"Chamberlain provides an effective critique of revalidation. With the limited research and evidence available, he shows that not much has changed in the work of the General Medical Council and Read more...

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