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Revalidation FAQs

If you would like to submit a question for inclusion on this page please contact revalidation@fpm.org.uk

Additional FAQs can be viewed on the GMC website.


Revalidation is the process whereby doctors need to demonstrate to the GMC, normally every five years, that they are up-to-date and fit to practice.


provides a focus for doctors’ efforts to maintain and improve their practice;
helps employing organisations to support their doctors in keeping their practice up to date;
encourages patients and the public to provide feedback about the medical care they receive from doctors.

The purpose of revalidation is to assure patients and the public that doctors holding a licence to practise are up-to-date and fit to practice.