Medical Appraisal for Revalidation

Revalidation is the process by which Doctors will have to demonstrate to the General Medical Council that they are up to date, fit to practise and complying with the relevant professional standards.

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The GMC has overall responsibility for revalidation.

Revalidation is driven and achieved by a process of Appraisal for Doctors, on an annual basis.

Doctors will need to demonstrate that they are practising according to the guidance set out in Good Medical Practice (GMP), as translated into the GMP Framework developed by the GMC.  The Supporting Information requirements that will enable doctors to do this are being developed by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (The Academy), the Revalidation Support Team for England (RST) and the GMC.  

Appraisee FAQs

Not sure who the Responsible Officer is?  or How you find an Appraiser?  Then take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Supporting Information

The GMC have revised their guidance on supporting information; find out more here.


Appraisal flowchart

Access the appraisal flowchart to find out how the appraisal process operates.

Appraisal documents

 List of Trust Appraisers

Good Medical Practice Guide (GMC)

Revalidation & Appraisal - Failure to Engage definition