​The purpose of revalidation is to provide greater assurance to patients and the public, employers and other healthcare professionals that licensed doctors are up to date and fit to practise.

Revalidation is a way of regulating the medical profession that will:

  • Provide a focus for doctors’ efforts to maintain and improve their practice
  • Encourage the organisations in which doctors work, to support their doctors to improve their practice and, where necessary, to identify and respond appropriately to emerging concerns about doctors, at an early stage
  • Encourage patients to provide feedback about the medical care they have received from a doctor, to be considered in their annual appraisals

In these ways, revalidation will contribute to the on-going improvement in the quality of medical care delivered to patients throughout the UK.

For the latest information on revalidation please see the following: