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Medical Revalidation for Doctors in Training

On these pages you will find all the information about revalidation for junior doctors in training.  Subsequent pages can be found on the left hand side menu, with other links and downloads available on the right hand column.

The way in which doctors are regulated and relicensed has changed. Since the end of 2012  licensed medical practitioners are required to demonstrate to the GMC, normally every five years, that they are up to date and fit to practice.

According to the GMC:

 The purpose of revalidation is to assure patients and the public,
employers and other healthcare professionals that licensed doctors are
up to date and fit to practise

The aim is to support doctors in their professional development, helping to improve quality, patient safety and public confidence in the profession.


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Postgraduate Medical Education

For doctors in training the revalidation cycle begins upon full registration (F2 for UK trainees) when your revalidation due date will be set, usually five years hence. This date will stand unless you subsequently enter training in General Practice when you will revalidate at CCT. For those in for longer training programmes revalidation will happen after 5 years in addition to CCT.

The link or "prescribed connection" is to the HEE local office and the Responsible Officer is the Postgraduate Dean, which for Wessex trainees is Dr Peter Hockey.

Doctors in training are already highly supervised and will accumulate the majority of supporting information required for revalidation in a training portfolio. Therefore instead of revalidating through the enhanced medical appraisal, as other doctors will, the trainee revalidation will be via ARCP.

The specifics of the revalidation process for trainees are available from subsequent pages.

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