If you're due to revalidate before the end of September 2020, this will be deferred by one year. We've made this decision to give responsible officers and doctors more time to reschedule and complete appraisals. We hope this will support the health service to prioritise clinical care for patients during the coronavirus pandemic.
The revalidation process
This guide sets out the revalidation process for doctors with a responsible officer or approved suitable person.
- the information your responsible officer or suitable person will base their recommendation upon
- the timing of recommendations
- the recommendations your responsible officer or suitable person can make
- our decision-making process.
It is important that you fulfil the requirements outlined in this guide and in our step-by-step processes for doctors with a connection to a responsible officer or suitable person.
Your responsible officer or suitable person can tell us at any time if you’re not sufficiently engaging with revalidation. They do not need to wait until your revalidation submission date to do this.
If you do not begin to sufficiently engage with the requirements for revalidation, we may bring forward your revalidation submission date to allow your responsible officer or suitable person to make a recommendation of non-engagement.
If you're not sure whether this guide applies to you, please use our connection tool.
The legal background to this guide
This guide includes extracts from Section 3 and 6 of our(published under section 29G of the ) and explains your responsibilities and our powers in the .
You can find all the relevant legal references in the full guidance.