As part of revalidation, doctors need to collect and bring to their appraisal six types of supporting information to show how they are keeping up to date and fit to practise.

The GMC has outlined these requirements for doctors in its guidance Supporting Information for Appraisal and Revalidation. Based on this framework, each college and faculty has produced Specialty Supporting Information Guidance which details the information that is expected of doctors based on their specialty. Refer to individual colleges for the relevant guidance.

The Academy’s Appraisal for revalidation guide helps doctors to prepare for their appraisal, and know what to expect from their appraiser. It also provides guidance to appraisers on key elements that may have particular relevance in different specialist areas.

The Academy’s Structured reflective template for doctors undertaking a low volume of clinical work, allows doctors to demonstrate with confidence to their appraiser, responsible officer, and themselves, that they are safe, up-to-date and fit to practise at what they do, particularly if they have an unusual or restricted scope of practice, or do a low volume of a particular scope of work. The tool highlights areas of risk and areas of mitigation for those risks.