What is revalidation?
Once you’ve joined the medical register and have a licence to practise, you’ll have to take part in a process called revalidation.
Revalidation is how you show that:
- you are keeping your knowledge up to date
- you are fit to practise and no concerns have been raised about you
- and you provide a good level of care.
Licensed doctors have to revalidate usually every five years, by having annual appraisals based on our core guidance for doctors, Good medical practice.