At present there is only limited guidance specifying the qualifications necessary for General Practitioners with Special Interests (GPwSI).
However, GPwSIs are required to be regularly reaccredited in their speciality.
- This may coincide with the five yearly General Medical Council revalidation, but depending on the employing authority, GPwSIs may be required to undergo reaccreditation as often as every three years.
- Support for reaccreditation is provided by proof of ongoing CPD in medical specialisms, which Rila Institute of Health Sciences can provide in a number of ways. Rila’s journals, with links to online assessments provide verifiable evidence of accredited CME/CPD participation.
- Successful completion of a Postgraduate Diploma, Certificate or other Rila course provides accredited and validated proof of ongoing CPD. Rila also offers criterion marked clinical skills and knowledge base assessment tests for GPwSIs to support reaccreditation and revalidation.
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