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The purpose of revalidation is to assure patients and the
public, employers and other healthcare professionals that licensed
doctors are up to date and fit to practise.
The medical Royal Colleges and Faculties are responsible for
setting the standards of care within their specialty and for
providing specialty advice and guidance on the supporting
information required of you to demonstrate that professional
standards have been met. Each medical Royal College and Faculty has
developed specialty guidance based on this core guidance framework
to ensure commonality in appraisal for revalidation regardless of a
This document describes the supporting information
required for appraisal and revalidation. It takes the principles of
the GMC’s guidance and offers guidance relating to psychiatry on
the information that you should present to demonstrate that you are
keeping up to date and fit to practise.
Although the types of supporting information are the same for
all doctors, you will find in this document specific additional
advice for psychiatry. The supporting information required is the
same across the UK, although the process by which appraisal is
undertaken will differ between the four nations of the UK.
This document replaces CR172: Revalidation guidance for
psychiatrists (published March 2012) - which in turn replaced
CR161. Revalidation and Guidance for Psychiatrists
(published in 2010).
- General introduction
- The purpose of this document
- Introduction for psychiatry
- General information
- Keeping up to date
- Review of your practice
- Feedback on your practice
- Other revalidation issues
- Role of the appraiser
- Summary of supporting information required
- Example probity self-declaration
- Example health self-declaration
- Audit form
- Case-based discussion guidance notes
- Case-based discussion template for
- Significant event audit structured reflective
- MSF (colleagues) structured reflective
- MSF feedback (patient/carer) structured
- Complaint report structured reflective