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All doctors who wish to retain their GMC licence to practise need to participate in revalidation and the governance and appraisal processes that support it. The GMC website has more information on revalidation for doctors, employers and the public.

The role of the Academy in revalidation is to bring together key stakeholders across the four nations and coordinate the work of the medical royal colleges and faculties in finding the most effective ways for doctors to:

  • Keep up to date and fit to practise
  • Demonstrate their continued competence in a balanced and proportionate way
  • Address wellbeing issues (if they choose to)
  • Continuously learn and reflect and improve on their practise

By encouraging interested parties to share their experience and expertise in the development of revalidation tools, we aim to reduce duplication of effort and create a level playing field for all doctors.

Our revalidation work is done through the Academy Professional Development Committee, chaired by Dr John Woodhouse and managed by Kate Tansley.