Revalidation: Guidance for GPs

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).   

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

We provide a range of resources to help GPs develop their knowledge and skills and collect the supporting information required for appraisal and revalidation.

Supporting Information for Appraisal and Revalidation

RCGP Revalidation ePortfolio

The RCGP Revalidation ePortfolio is designed to make it simple to collect supporting information for appraisal and revalidation. It is free for College members and primary care organisations (PCOs).

Information about the RCGP Revalidation ePortfolio  [PDF]

RCGP Revalidation ePortfolio login page

Revalidation additional resources

The RCGP has developed a range of resources to provide revalidation guidance in addition to that provided in the Guide to the Revalidation of General Practitioners. 

Access the resources via the login page here (non RCGP members will be asked to register).

MAP (Membership by Assessment of Performance)

MAP is the way an established GP can join the RCGP. The MAP team provide a range of modules that will help you prepare for Revalidation.

MAP (Membership by Assessment of Performance) 

Information specific to GPs in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland

Any information which is specific to GPs in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland is provided below.

Letter to Scottish GPs from RCGP Scotland, SGPC and NHS Education for Scotland [PDF]

Revalidation Wales website

Medical Appraisal & Revalidation System (MARS), the appraisal website for all doctors in Wales

The development of standards and processes for the revalidation of GPs

The RCGP has worked with the GMC and other partners, including the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the Departments of Health and the British Medical Association (BMA) to develop the supporting information and processes for revalidation on behalf of all GPs.

Revalidation: background and development of standards

Useful links

GMC Information on Revalidation 

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges information on Revalidation 

BMA information on Revalidation 

Supporting information on Revalidation from Doctor Appraisals

RCGP supporting information for appraisal and revalidation

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