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.