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.

Information available in this section

Supporting information for revalidation

RCPCH parent feedback tool (PaedCCF)

RCPCH revalidation portfolio

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FAQs and RCPCH Helpdesk

Revalidation across the UK


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Essential steps to revalidation

GMC overview of revalidation requirements