Revalidation appeals

Specialist advice on the revalidation appeals process

Revalidation for medical practitioners is still relatively new, but we are seeing the first few examples of the GMC refusing to revalidate doctors and threatening to remove their Licence to Practise as a result.

Doctors are given an opportunity to persuade the GMC not to do this, but once the decision has been made, the next step is to appeal to a Registration Appeals Panel.  This must be done within 28 days and it is therefore important not to delay.

Our specialist team is ready to advise you throughout that process and can help you gather the necessary evidence to support your case and represent you at the hearing itself.

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Revalidation – a trap for the unwary?

All doctors will be aware of the need to revalidate and the GMC’s responsibilities in this regard. Revalidation is the process by which doctors are required to demonstrate that they are up to date and fit to practise. Doctors must revalidate every five years, and in order to do so they must have annual appraisals based on the GMC’s guidance, Good Medical Practice.

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