What is revalidation?

Revalidation is the process for doctors to assure the General Medical Council (GMC) that they are up to date and fit to practice.

Do you need to prepare for revalidation?

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Time for your appraisal?

An annual appraisal is key to demonstrating your fitness to practise whatever your branch of practice.

Use our guidance to help you get the most out of your appraisal.

We have specific advice for:

  • junior doctors
  • clinical academics
  • doctors in primary and secondary care

Guide to medical appraisals

Make your connection

Almost 8,000 doctors have been informed that their licence to practise is at risk.

Those doctors must confirm their designated body to the GMC as part of their revalidation.

The GMC request that those doctors contact them as soon as possible.

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How we got here

The medical profession has been wrestling with the concept of revalidation for decades.

Who and what has shaped the final version?

How did we get here?

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Tell us how else we can help you be ready for and take part in the revalidation process.

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BMJ Learning

BMJ Learning - Revalidation

BMJ Learning has a range of useful modules on revalidation for primary and secondary care doctors.

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