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Revalidation is the process by which licensed doctors are required to demonstrate to the General Medical Council (GMC), through regular local appraisal, that they are up to date and fit to practise and that they are complying with the relevant professional standards.

The RCR, in conjunction with the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AMoRC), has produced Guidance for clinical oncology and clinical radiology on the Supporting Information required for Appraisal and Revalidation. This guidance describes the portfolio of supporting information that doctors will need to maintain to revalidate based on their specialty expertise.

This specialty guidance should be read in conjunction with generic revalidation guidance provided by the GMC.

If you are a doctor in training please see our specific guidance for trainees.

The RCR provides a range of tools and templates to help clinical radiologists and clinical oncologists collect and document the supporting information required for appraisal and revalidation.

Learning and development 
The RCR considers that the introduction of revalidation, underpinned by strengthened medical annual appraisals, should increase the likelihood of the early identification of areas where additional support or training may be needed.

The RCR provides a number of educational resources intended to support a doctor's professional development throughout their careers. 

If you have a query about revalidation, contact the Help Desk team at:

The RCR has established a pool of revalidation advisers (RAs) who will work in conjunction with the Help Desk team in responding to enquiries requiring specialty-specific advice.