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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

CR172. Revalidation Guidance for Psychiatrists

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Approved: Feb 2012

Published: Mar 2012

Status: current

Number of pages: 45

Review by: 2015

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Revalidation is the process by which licensed doctors will have to demonstrate to the General Medical Council (GMC) that they are up to date and fit to practise and that they are complying with the relevant professional standards.

This document has been updated from CR161. Revalidation and Guidance for Psychiatrists (published in 2010) to reflect current GMC guidance (General Medical Council, 2010a).

Revalidation is expected to begin in late 2012.


  • Introduction
  • Aims of revalidation
  • How psychiatrists will be able to evidence meeting revalidation standards
  • Evidence that will be reviewed at appraisal
  • Other revalidation issues
  • Responsible officers
  • Remediation
  • Electronic portfolio
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Summary of the revalidation process
  • References


  1. Summary of supporting information
  2. Case-based discussion – specialist doctor
  3. Guidance for case-based discussion
  4. Criteria and indicators of best practice in clinical audit
  5. Audit pro forma
  6. Multisource feedback colleague structured reflective template
  7. Multisource feedback patient/carer structured reflective template
  8. Significant event audit structured reflective template
  9. Complaint report structured reflective template


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