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Revalidation – a topic that has been widely discussed and written about over the last few years. However it is turning into a huge project and there are rumours that the DOH is not happy with the large costs associated with this project. No doubt by now most of you will have had your ‘licence’ from the GMC, which is an essential part of revalidation. This is the relatively straight forward part. ENT UK and the Royal Colleges have been busy lobbying the DOH to try and ensure that revalidation remains a sensible process and let us hope that they are successful. The current consensus is that the ‘responsible officer’ (usually the medical director) will make a recommendation every 5 years to the GMC based on a robust local, compulsory appraisal process. The more ‘hard’ evidence you can provide, the better.

The Otorhinolaryngologist’ will hopefully be part of your armamentarium of CPD evidence to be used at the annual appraisal process. Part of revalidation, after all, is to support doctor’s practice and encourage professional development. Furthermore those of you negotiating job plans with your Trust in the current difficult economic climate may also find ‘The Otorhinolaryngologist’ a useful form of evidence of SPA activity.

We are trying hard to ensure the journal is useful to both Consultants and trainees alike. I personally think it sits in a very nice place amongst your reading material and hope you enjoy this issue. I would very much welcome any comments or suggestions which can be sent to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sanjai Sood
Editor in Chief

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  • Authors: Sanjai Sood
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