Revalidation requires doctors to demonstrate their continued fitness to practise.
Revalidation aims to give extra assurance to patients and the public, as well as other healthcare professionals,
All licensed doctors will need to revalidate on a regular basis (usually every five years)
Revalidation was introduced in 2013 and is compulsory for all doctors.
The General Medical Council has produced a variety of documents to inform doctors of the requirements for appraisal and revalidation.
Each Royal College has produced guidance to the supporting information required for revalidation. Doctors will also have to achieve the CPD requirements for their College in order to successfully complete their revalidation.
Here are some links to College revalidation pages, some of which include details of CPD schemes, CPD diary, information about e-portfolios and free resources and tools to help you prepare for revalidation. You may need to be a member to access some of these pages.
The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership have produced a new guide on:
This resource is a guide to support and encourage the inclusion of NCA data in appraisal and revalidation.
(Note: When you click on the link for the .pdf file, you will be presented with a registration form.
If you do not wish to register, you can opt to "Skip registration" )
Trust appraisal and revalidation guidance can be found on the TIS intranet pages here.
Appraisal outcomes will be reviewed by Brendan Ryan, Trust's Responsible Officer. The Responsible Officer will then make a recommendation to the GMC of a doctor's fitness to practise, normally every five years.
The appraisal should be completed on the Trusts electronic Appraisal and Revalidation system here: https://tgicft.preprevalidation.com/login
For login details, contact the Revalidation and Appraisal Project Manager on x 6023
See the GMC’s Information for licensed doctors for further information on how you can prepare yourself for appraisals and revalidation.
See also the e-learning courses listed in the section below
These online learning modules take about 45 - 60 minutes to complete and cover a range of key topics helpful for both appraisees and appraisers. The modules are hosted on the BMJ learning platform and any doctor is able to register for free access.
The podcasts are a collection of several shortbite sized films (3-4 minutes) covering a range of key topics, helpful for both appraisees and appraisers.
The GMC Good Medical Practice: Framework for Appraisals & Revalidation is divided into four domains:
It is in the first domain – Knowledge, Skills & Performance - that the Trust’s Knowledge & Library Service can help you find the necessary evidence of best practice, so you in turn, can demonstrate your fitness to practice.
To help you find the evidence, we offer the following services, training & facilities:
We have also produced the following information sheets to support your appraisal and revalidation:
For more information or help, please contact
Peta Jones, Outreach Librarian on 0161 922 4209 or
send her an email on Peta.Jones@tgh.nhs.uk