Revalidation is the General Medical Council’s way of regulating licensed doctors. The aim is to support doctors in their professional development, helping to improve quality, patient safety and public confidence in the profession. Revalidation started across the UK at the end of 2012.
Licensed doctors including doctors in foundation year two and specialty training will have to revalidate, usually every five years. In addition, for doctors in postgraduate training, you will also revalidate when you receive your Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT). This means that if your training lasts less than five years, your first revalidation will be at the point that you are awarded your CCT. If your training lasts longer than five years, you will be revalidated five years after the implementation of revalidation.
We are committed to enabling our doctors in postgraduate training to revalidate by providing as much information and support as possible and will provide you with regular updates.
The Form R has 2 parts, Part A which is completed upon initial registration for a training programme. Doctors in training must complete a Form R Part B ahead of their ARCP/RITA panel. Please note that it is the sole responsibility of the trainee to complete and submit a Form R Part B to both ePortfolio and Programme Support.
The Form R Part B is available in Word and PDF. Please ensure you read the guidance document before completing the Form R Part B.
Some schools have individual processes for Form R Part B, those trainees will be notified accordingly in advance of the panel meeting.
Responsible OfficerMr David Wilkinson, Postgraduate Dean
Revalidation ManagerAndrea Neylan | 0782 725 2887
Nurses and Midwives
For any queries regarding Revalidation for Nurses and Midwives please contact Jean Hayles, Education Commissioning Manager, on firstname.lastname@example.org
GMC | Revalidation
Guidance on Exception Reports