Revalidation for doctors in training

The General Medical Council (GMC) has published information about revalidation for doctors in training on its website, which covers how trainees will revalidate and when trainees are likely to be scheduled for revalidation.

Responsible Officers for Trainees 

Responsible Officers (ROs) make the recommendation about revalidation to the GMC.                                             

  • For trainees in England, the designated body is their Local Education and Training Board (LETB).  The RO is the RO for the LETB.
  • For trainees in Scotland, the designated body is NHS Education for Scotland. The RO is the medical director for NHS Education for Scotland.
  • For trainees in Wales, the designated body is the Wales Deanery. The RO is the postgraduate dean.
  • For trainees in Northern Ireland, the designated body is the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency (NIMDTA). The RO is the postgraduate dean.

Further details on revalidation from each of these designated bodies can be found by accessing their websites from this list.