Chaired by Dr Tony Falconer
Revalidation will require doctors to demonstrate their continued fitness to practise based on a local evaluation of their performance through the appraisal process. The GMC introduced revalidation for licenced doctors on 3 December 2012. The GMC website has more information on revalidation for doctors, employers and the public.
The purpose of revalidation is to assure patients and the public, as well as employers and other healthcare professionals, that doctors registered with a licence are up to date and fit to practice.
All licensed doctors will need to revalidate on a regular basis (usually every five years) if they wish to keep their licence to practise.
- Provide a focus for doctors' efforts to maintain and improve their practice
- Facilitate the organisations in which doctors’ work to support them in keeping their practice up to date
- Encourage patients and the public to provide feedback about the medical care they receive
- Contribute to improving the quality of patient care and providing assurance to patients, the public and employers.
The role of the Academy in revalidation is to facilitate the work of the Colleges and Faculties and to encourage them to share their experience, skills and knowledge around the development of methods for revalidation.