Revalidation is based on a local evaluation of a doctor’s performances through annual appraisal. Doctors provide a core set of supporting information over each revalidation cycle at their appraisal. The information from the appraisal is assessed by a responsible officer who makes a revalidation recommendation to the GMC, normally every five years.
All licensed doctors need to maintain a portfolio of supporting information reflecting their practice and demonstrating how they meet the requirements described in Good Medical Practice Framework for appraisal and revalidation. By providing evidence of supporting information for learning activities, annual appraisal enables the Responsible Officer to make a recommendation to revalidate the doctor. The online portfolio has the option to allow doctors to store and categorise supporting evidence.
How the RCOphth can support you
The RCOphth works with the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) and produced guidance for ophthalmologists on the Supporting Information required for Appraisal and Revalidation.
This guidance describes the portfolio of supporting information that doctors will need to maintain to revalidate based on their specialty expertise. This specialty guidance should be read in conjunction with generic revalidation guidance provided by the GMC.
Confidential revalidation support
We will respond directly to generic enquiries on revalidation. Enquiries that need specialty advice will be forwarded via email to our revalidation adviser.
All identifiable information of the enquirer will be redacted before forwarding, to protect the enquirer’s anonymity. The revalidation adviser will respond to the enquiry through the RCOphth rather than directly to the enquirer.
Get in touch with RCOphth for advice and support on revalidation [email protected].