Revalidation: Guidance for GPs

Question and Answer (Q&A) Bank

The Q & A bank provides an easy to navigate information resource, containing questions and answers developed by the RCGP Specialty Advisers with sample scenarios and links to relevant resources in each section.

We have also incorporated a number of generic revalidation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) developed by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.

RCGP Example Portfolios

The RCGP has developed Example Portfolios to demonstrate how GPs in a variety of roles can demonstrate they meet the appraisal and revalidation standards set by the GMC.

Each portfolio has been authored by a RCGP Specialty Adviser with a specific area of expertise.

RCGP Toolkits

The following toolkits have been developed to offer guidance in specific areas and can be considered as supplementary guidance to the RCGP Guide to the Revalidation of General Practitioners.

Download the guide

The RCGP Guide to Revalidation of General Practitioners contains information about the process and the types of supporting information that GPs are expected to collect in order to demonstrate that they are meeting the standards set by the General Medical Council (GMC).   

Frequently Asked Questions

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UMbRELLA revalidation evaluation research

The UMbRELLA organisation has been commissioned by the General Medical Council (GMC) to undertake a major research study to evaluate medical revalidation. 

Unless you have opted out, you will have received an email from a research team entitled Help shape the future of medical revalidation. This email included a unique link to complete an online questionnaire. By completing the questionnaire, you will make a valuable contribution to the GMC’s understanding of what has happened since the launch of revalidation, and help them improve the process for patients and doctors in the future. 

Find out more about the UMbRELLA revalidation evaluation research, and follow the research on Twitter @revalidation and on the umbrella-revalidation LinkedIn and Facebook pages.

Support and advice

Are you a GP, appraiser or responsible officer with a query about revalidation? The RCGP has a network of Specialty Advisers who can provide input and advice. Please contact us at

Supporting Information for appraisal and revalidation: guidance for General Practitioners

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties’ Core Guidance describes the supporting information that all doctors are required to collect for revalidation, providing a common template for each College and Faculty to add specialty-specific information.

Supporting Information for appraisal and revalidation: guidance for General Practitioners (PDF) is the RCGP version of that document.

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