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Revalidation

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Revalidation

The RCR has produced Guidance for clinical oncology and clinical radiology on the Supporting Information required for Appraisal and Revalidation. This guidance aims to simplify the appraisal process and describes the portfolio of supporting information that doctors will need to maintain in order to revalidate based on their specialty expertise. It also contains links to tools to help collate the supporting information.

What can you do now to get ready for revalidation?

Activate your GMC Online account.  This will allow you to identify your 'designated body' and link in with your 'responsible officer'.

Most licensed doctors have a connection with one organisation that will provide them with a regular appraisal and help them with revalidation. This organisation will be your ‘designated body’.

If you work as a locum your designated body will be the organisation with which you have a prescribed connection (this could be your locum agency, an NHS organisation or another healthcare provider). 

Initially the GMC will ask you to confirm your designated body. This allows the GMC to link you to the responsible officer will make the recommendation regarding your revalidation to them.

Further information
For details of how to access GMC online and identify your designated body visit:  www.gmc-uk.org/doctors/revalidation/MakeYourConnection.asp

The NHS Revalidation Support Team provides further information on how to prepare for revalidation at: http://www.revalidationsupport.nhs.uk/responsible_officer/doctors/doctors_preparation.php