Revalidation: frequently asked questions

These frequently asked questions (FAQs) refer to – and build on – guidance and advice from the GMC and other relevant professional bodies. Our responses are also based on queries that we currently receive from physicians about revalidation.

Please note: our FAQs are based on the information available to us at this time, and they are subject to change as the GMC, DH and others update and amend their guidance.

The RCP has established a dedicated central enquiry service for revalidation:, and has access to RCP-trained advisers across all physician specialties. If you have another query, or would like more information, please get in touch.

Our FAQs (which can be downloaded below) cover:

  • revalidation
  • specialty practice and non-clinical roles
  • appraisal and supporting information
  • independent, locum and part-time practice.