Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Revalidation

Read our guidance for revalidation during the COVID-19 pandemic (Updated in September 2021).

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

Published 25-10-2021

As our health services recover from the pandemic, we understand the pressures the profession remains under. We are continuing to support doctors to prepare for revalidation. There are options available for doctors who are not ready to revalidate by their scheduled date.

We’ve answered the main questions doctors have about their revalidation below. But if you have any other queries, please contact our Revalidation team on +44(0)161 923 6602 or email


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.

Start 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