Wendy has 24 years’ experience in a NHS Trust and was lead for revalidation and appraisal. She participated in a special interest group at the Revalidation Support Team, running a pilot at her Trust prior to the formal implementation of revalidation in 2012. She recognised a lack of support for locum Doctors and saw a niche in the market to provide support for both locum and substantive Doctors with appraisal and revalidation. Her idea turned into a reality when Healthcare Licensing Support Ltd was inaugurated in April 2014.
HLS provides appraisal, revalidation and Responsible Officer services to practicing Doctors who are registered with a GMC licence to practise and who have a prescribed connection to a designated body. They can also provide appraisal services to Doctors without a prescribed connection.