Revalidation: Guidance for GPs

Supporting information

This page provides resources, links and guidance on appraisal and revalidation to help GPs demonstrate that they meet required standards.

There is a continuing need to ensure that revalidation, delivered through annual appraisal, supports GPs in their personal and professional development and facilitates quality improvements in practice. The new RCGP Guide to Supporting Information for Appraisal and Revalidation aims to reduce inconsistencies in interpretation of requirements and simplify and streamline the appraisal and revalidation process.


Illustration depicting a Significant Event in the RCGP Mythbusters guidance 2016

The intention of the RCGP Mythbusters is to dispel some of the misconceptions around revalidation and appraisal and, in conjunction with the Guide to Supporting Information for Appraisal and Revalidation, promote a fair, supportive, and constructive revalidation and appraisal process. We want this to be a useful guide and welcome feedback to help us ensure it is kept up to date and relevant for GPs, appraisers and ROs alike.

Revalidation survey

The RCGP Guide to supporting information for Appraisal and Revalidation and the Mythbusters guidance were informed by a number of stakeholder activities, including a survey carried out in 2015.

We have launched a new survey aimed at establishing how GPs feel about appraisal and revalidation now. We're hoping to hear from as many GPs as possible to find out how much progress we have made in increasing the value of appraisal and revalidation, and what we could be doing better.

Key resources

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