Healthcare organisations are often unable to provide in house responsible officer services as this often requires additional clinical resources with clinicians who must be trained in the role and be independent of the doctors that need to be connected.

Experienced responsible officers have the skills and training to provide your doctors with the necessary services required by your designated body.

Who Are Responsible Officers?

Responsible officers are usually senior clinicians within a designated body who ensure that doctors, employed or contracted by healthcare entities for whom they act in the nominated capacity, can practice without any concern. With the services of the responsible officer, the healthcare entities can support and verify the maintenance of their professional standards. Solas Healthcare can help you if you are looking to find a designated body and responsible officer.

How Important Is The Service Of Responsible Officers?

The role of responsible officers in the UK is extremely crucial for clinicians practising in the UK. They play an important role in monitoring the quality and performance of clinicians thereby ensuring that safe and high-quality care is provided for patients.

By outsourcing responsible officer services, healthcare entities and their doctors can focus on delivering high quality healthcare services to the patients.

Since the introduction of medical revalidation in the UK in 2012, all licensed doctors practising in the country have to engage with annual appraisals and obtain regular clinical feedback. GMC revalidation is important for allowing doctors to maintain their license to practice. It falls under their duty to demonstrate to the authorities that they are fit to practice and are following the regulations and guidelines set by the GMC.

Why Responsible Officer Services Is Essential For Doctors In The UK?

Under the Medical Profession (Responsible Officers) Regulations of 2013, responsible officers work closely with clinicians to ensure that their conduct and performance meet the standards necessary.

The roles and responsibilities of Responsible Officers have been modified under this regulation. These officers work closely with the doctors and healthcare entities to focus on their conduct, behaviour and performance.

If there are any concerns regarding a doctor’s performance, the healthcare entity must investigate and take appropriate action. Appointing an experienced Responsible Officer thereby ensures that the doctors with a license to practice undergo annual appraisals, and where concerns are raised, ensure that they are addressed.

Subject to satisfactory appraisals, feedback and no concerns with clinical practice, Responsible Officers in the UK can make sure that your clinicians are recommended for revalidation every 5 years and continue in their medical practice.

Get the Best Responsible Officer Services With Solas Healthcare!

Solas Healthcare will provide your organisation with the services of an experienced and skilled Responsible Officer. Our team is independent and has no conflict of interest with the managerial and appraisal structure of your organisation. We provide unmatchable and responsible officer services that will help your doctors have high quality appraisals and be revalidated.

Appointing us is the most cost-effective way of keeping your doctors in practice!

To get more details or learn more about our services, get in touch with us..