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Connecting to a suitable person

This guide outlines how you may be able to connect to a suitable person for revalidation, if you don’t have a connection to a responsible officer.

It outlines:

  • what a suitable person is
  • the responsibilities of a suitable person
  • who can become a suitable person
  • how to connect to a suitable person.

If you're not sure whether this guide applies to you, please use our connection tool. If you can't connect to either a responsible officer or suitable person, you should read our step-by-step guidance for doctors without a connection.

Who is this guide for?
This guide is for doctors who hold registration with a licence to practise in the UK, who don't have a connection to a responsible officer, but think they may be able to connect to a suitable person.
Why you need to read this guide
Every doctor who holds registration with a licence to practise in the UK must revalidate. If you don’t have a responsible officer to support you in your revalidation, you should read this guide to see if you can connect to a suitable person.