About The AF Revalidation Tool

The tool provides an online learning environment and comprehensive guidance to generating portfolio material in preparation for GP revalidation.

The site content

The majority of the content of this site is a Learning module composed of a video lecture and multiple choice questions. “The Aspirin Myth” is the name of the lecture and it has been divided in to seven easy-to-view video clips, each just a few minutes long.  The lecture explores a principal reason for the under-treatment of AF patients at risk of stroke. 

 

Recording your progress

The site will automatically record your progress through the Learning module (and the rest of the site) recording your test scores, your reflective comments and anything that you wish to upload to complement the existing material. 

Several sections, such as the video clips will automatically show up as completed when you’ve viewed them.  Other content allows you to select manually that a task is complete.  For example, if you have registered with PRIMIS or run a GRASP-AF audit, you’ll be able to check the box on the relevant page to document your progress.

The main menu that drops down from ‘My Progress’ will also tick off all the sections that are completed allowing you to see at a glance where you are and what to tackle next.

Assisting with revalidation

The Learning section is one four (including the Introduction) that when completed will provide you with relevant and comprehensive revalidation portfolio content charting your path to practice improvement in the management of AF.  The structure and the content of the site correspond directly to what have been defined as necessary steps when demonstrating practice improvement with revalidation portfolio content.  The sections are:

  • Introduction: a series of brief video clips for orientation and reference
  • Learning: a modular video lecture with corresponding multiple choice questions
  • Audit: a guide to using the free GRASP-AF audit tool from NHS Improvement
  • Improvement: a guide to making and documenting practice improvements

Learning and reflection

The revalidation process demands not only that you acquire new information, but that you reflect upon the implications and practical applications of that information within your practice.

Consequently, many stages of the process prompt you to reflect, and allow you to capture the implications of new information just as you would like this to appear in your portfolio.