What is Revalidation?

Revalidation is the process of regulation whereby all doctors will be required to demonstrate that they remain up to date and fit to practise. The GMC has confirmed that patient and colleague feedback will be a component of the revalidation process which aims to contribute to improving the quality and effectiveness of patient care.

What the GMC say:

Questionnaires must:

  • Reflect the values and principles in the GMC's core guidance Good Medical Practice
  • Be designed in a way that is consistent with the principles of good questionnaire design 
  • Have been piloted to demonstrate that they are effective for the purpose of revalidation
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