The process of ‘revalidation’ was introduced by the GMC on 3 December 2012. All licensed doctors are required to revalidate every 5 years. Full details regarding the process can be found on the GMC website here.
The process of Revalidation requires doctors to have regular appraisals with their employer based on the core guidance for doctors, Good Medical Practice.
The GMC provides guidance on appraisals here including separate documents for:
- Good Medical practice Framework for Appraisal
- Supporting information for appraisal and revalidation
You will need to obtain a copy of the appraisal form from your employing trust and ensure that you book an annual appraisal. Contact the SAS tutor at your trust to arrange this.