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 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.


July 2017 - GMC publishes action plan to implement the recommendations in Sir Keith Pearson's report, Taking Revalidation Forwards.

Information available in this section

Supporting information for revalidation

RCPCH parent feedback tool (PaedCCF)

Open document Tin cans connected by string

FAQs and RCPCH Helpdesk

Revalidation across the UK

Signpost Map of UK and Ireland

Essential steps to revalidation

GMC overview of revalidation requirements