Revalidation is the process by which all licensed doctors are required to demonstrate on a regular basis that they are up to date and fit to practise in their chosen field and able to provide a good level of care.
This means that holding a licence to practise is becoming an indicator that the doctor continues to meet the professional standards set by the GMC.
Revalidation aims to give extra confidence to patients that their doctor is being regularly checked by their employer and the GMC.
Licensed doctors have to revalidate usually every five years and at CCT.
For Doctors in training, the mechanism for Revalidation is the ARCP process and the Enhanced Form R Part B.