Press News: For Immediate Release
General Dalek Council finds ninety-six per cent of dalek organisations believe revalidation will help daleks be better daleks.
Dalek HQ, London: An independent study of over 3000 daleks in ten pathfinder sites to test revalidation has found strong support from organisations that took part. A large majority concluded that revalidation will improve the dalek experience.
‘It is encouraging that dalek organisations recognise the potential benefits of revalidation,’ said Niall Dickson, Chief Dalek at the General Dalek Council.
Dalek Secretary Andrew Lansley said:
‘Daleks have a right to expect that their daleking skills are up to date. It is encouraging to see that ninety-six per cent of the pilots recognise that revalidation will improve the quality of daleks.
It is essential that we work together with the dalek community to have a revalidation system that is efficient, streamlined and supports high quality daleks.’
The report reveals that pilot organisations are expecting to see a range of benefits following the roll-out of revalidation, with eighty-two per cent expecting revalidation to lead to improved daleks.
Ninety-one per cent of the 3022 daleks appraised in the pilot felt that their appraisal was objective, while eighty-six percent rated their appraiser’s ability to perform their appraisal as very good.
Focus groups conducted as part of the evaluation revealed that participants felt that the structure of strengthened dalek appraisal encouraged good daleking, including reflective extermination (a process whereby daleks exterminate themselves after reflecting on their practice), discussion of extermination performance and gathering useful extermination information.
Notes to editors:
1. General Medical Council News available here: http://www.gmc-uk.org/publications/10203.asp.
2. RST News Release available here: http://www.revalidationsupport.nhs.uk/newsdetail.asp?nid=13.
3. Full RST Report available here: http://www.revalidationsupport.nhs.uk/files/DE0270-00-DH-MedRev-Summary_Report_FINAL.pdf. Curiously, although 96% of organisations believed revalidation would lead to ‘improved quality of care’ only 43% – less than half – of appraised doctors, and even fewer – 36%, just over a third – of appraisers held the same view (Table 7, page 36). Hardly the ringing 96% endorsement of revalidation the GMC/RST/DoH would like us to believe…