Revalidation is the process by which doctors demonstrate to the General Medical Council (GMC) that they are up to date and fit to practise and that they are complying with the relevant professional standards.
Revalidation has one set of processes encompassing generic standards and specialty specific standards. Revalidation recommendations will normally occur every five years.
Revalidation applies to all doctors with a licence to practise on the GMC register, including those in specialist training and those on the specialist register.
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Essential steps to revalidation
- Register on GMC online
- Confirm your designated body through GMC online
- Know your revalidation date via GMC online
- Gather supporting information
- Prepare for, participate in and sign off annual appraisal
- Repeat steps 4 and 5 annually
- Receive your revalidation recommendation (depending on the outcome of the above steps)