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GMC publishes updated revalidation guidance

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The General Medical Council (GMC) has published new guidance on the supporting information that doctors need for revalidation.

The requirements for revalidation have not changed, but the GMC has introduced flexibility in how doctors gather feedback from their patients. The guidance update also complements the rebalanced approach to the process introduced in response to the pandemic. It emphasises how appraisals should enable and support reflection, allow doctors to focus on their wellbeing and help them identify any areas of development to benefit their practice and their patients.

The guidance also:

  • makes it clearer what is mandatory for revalidation, stressing the importance of quality over quantity in appraisal discussions
  • allows doctors to collect feedback using tools and methods that work for them, their patients and the settings they practice in
  • reinforces the role that clinical leaders have in creating environments that support doctors to prepare and participate in appraisal and revalidation.

Read the GMC's Guidance on Supporting Information for Appraisal and Revalidation.

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