The process which licensed doctors are required to 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.
All doctors with a licence to practise on the GMC register, including those in specialist training and those on the specialist register, will be required to revalidate their licence every five years.
The introduction of revalidation, alongside annual appraisals, should increase the likelihood of identifying areas where additional support or training may be needed early on. How the areas in question are handled is for the employer to agree in conjunction with the individual doctor.
We provide a number of educational resources for our members and Fellows within our CPD and revalidation sections.