Making revalidation recommendations: the GMC responsible officer protocol
This protocol is a GMC guide for responsible officers (ROs) about revalidation recommendations.
describes what revalidation recommendations are
clarifies the roles and responsibilities of ROs and their delegates in making and sending recommendations
sets out the GMC’s expectations of what will underpin RO recommendations
provides ROs with statements and criteria for the three recommendation categories.
The General Medical Council (Licence to Practise and Revalidation) Regulations 2012 commenced in December 2012.
The protocol is a useful resource for ROs when they consider their recommendations about doctors' revalidation. ROs should consult the protocol when they are making revalidation recommendations.
Using the RO protocol online
There are several ways to use the protocol online. You can: