Appraisal and Revalidation Support
Medical Revalidation Regulations commence
Revalidation officially started on 3 December 2012. This followed the Secretary of State for Health’s decision in October to commence the regulations, which are now in effect. Every licensed doctor on the GMC register is now legally required to revalidate regularly
Medical revalidation is the process by which all doctors who are licensed with the General Medical Council (GMC) will regularly demonstrate that they are up to date and fit to practise.
Medical revalidation will normally happen every five years and will apply to all doctors in all settings in the UK – including doctors working as locums and in the private sector. Doctors will undergo annual appraisals based on the requirements of the GMC’s core guidance Good Medical Practice. The decision regarding renewal of a doctor’s licence to practise will be made by the GMC.