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.

How the RCR can support you
The RCR, in conjunction with the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC), 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, and alongside the AoMRC's own Medical Appraisal Guide 2022 and supporting resources. These resources align with the latest appraisal and revalidation principles and processes across the four nations, and recognise the value of verbal reflection and the importance of considering health and well-being as part of appraisal conversations.

The RCR also provides a generic Revalidation & CPD reflection template to help structure their reflections for appraisal and revalidation.

Members and Fellows can also contact the RCR Revalidation Helpdesk, which is supported by a pool of revalidation advisers (RAs) to respond to enquiries requiring specialty-specific advice.