Coronavirus (COVID-19) - update on revalidation for doctors

In April 2021 we began routinely contacting doctors to give them four months’ notice of their revalidation submission dates. The earliest date these doctors will need to revalidate is August 2021. 

As our health services move towards recovery, we understand the challenges the profession is still under. Our approach to revalidation continues to provide doctors and responsible officers with maximum flexibility to meet local needs.

Key information about revalidation in the months ahead.


Every licensed doctor who practises medicine must revalidate. Revalidation supports you to develop your practice, drives improvements in clinical governance and gives your patients confidence that you're up to date. This page provides step by step guidance and resources to support doctors in revalidation.

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How to revalidate


Revalidation resources

Support your revalidation by reading our case studies and examples

Useful links

How we monitor and evaluate revalidation

Learn about the work we do to monitor revalidation and its impact.

How we manage and respond to revalidation concerns

How we respond to concerns about the reliability of revalidation recommendations.

Guidance for decision makers

Understand the decisions our staff make about your revalidation.

A–Z of designated bodies

Find the full list and contact details for all designated bodies in the UK.

GMC Data Explorer

Use this tool to explore and export our data on revalidation. 
Understand your responsibilities in relation to revalidation.
Understand what revalidation is and how you can get involved.

Contact us

If you have any further queries about revalidation, you can call us: 0161 923 6277 or you can email us