Revalidation is the process by which the General Medical Council (GMC) will confirm the continuation of a doctor’s licence to practise in the UK. Its purpose is to assure patients and the public, employers and other healthcare professionals that licensed doctors are up to date and fit to practise.
NHS England is being supported in the implementation of revalidation by the NHS Revalidation Support Team (RST), which is part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and is a Department of Health (DH) funded body. The RST works in partnership with the DH, GMC and designated bodies to deliver an effective system of revalidation for doctors in England – see governance diagram. The RST website has a comprehensive guide to revalidation and a number of documents which will support Responsible Officers (ROs) in undertaking their responsibilities for revalidation.
For non public facing information applicable to NHS England colleagues involved in revalidation, an Intranet page is provided.
A spreadsheet of useful contact numbers
Patient and Public Involvement:
An updated frequently asked questions (FAQs) document relating to NHS England’s responsibilities for medical revalidation are provided.
For generic queries on revalidation, please see: