Designated Bodies (DBs), Executive Boards, their revalidation and medical staffing communities

This section of the website contains information that you may find useful and relevant to your role within your organisation. By splitting content into sections, our aim is to make it as quick and easy as possible for you to find what you need:

Responding to concerns

The approach to responding to concerns and supporting doctors who find themselves in difficulty through the revalidation process is important, so that doctors throughout England can expect consistent standards of support, retraining and supervision. Take a look at our further information and guidance.

Conflict of interest/appearance of bias

The responsible officer regulations require each designated body to appoint one responsible officer (except for NHS England which may appoint several). However, where a conflict of interest or appearance of bias exists between the responsible officer and one of the doctors, an alternative responsible officer must be nominated or appointed. See the information and briefing document regarding conflict of interest or appearance of bias.

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