Revalidation and the licence to practise: withdrawing, giving up or restoring your licence and licensing appeals

This guide outlines the relationship between revalidation and the licence to practise. It covers:

  • reasons for licence withdrawal
  • the actions you can take to prevent your licence being withdrawn
  • registration without a licence
  • revalidation after restoring your licence
  • appealing our decisions relating to licence withdrawal.

It is partially based upon sections 1.2, 7 and 8 of our Guidance for doctors: requirements for revalidation and maintaining your licence.

Who is this guide for?
This guide is for doctors. It may also be of interest to responsible officers and suitable persons.
Why you need to read this guide
Every licensed doctor must revalidate. This guide will help you  understand what could happen if you fail to fulfil our requirements for revalidation.