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

CR194. Supporting information for appraisal and revalidation: guidance for psychiatrists

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Approved: 2014

Published: Sep 2014

Status: current

Number of pages: 34

Review by: 2017

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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 doctor’s specialty.

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).



  • Foreword
  • 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
  • Appedices
  • References



  1. Summary of supporting information required for revalidation
  2. Example probity self-declaration
  3. Example health self-declaration
  4. Audit form
  5. Case-based discussion guidance notes
  6. Case-based discussion template for psychiatrists
  7. Significant event audit structured reflective template
  8. MSF (colleagues) structured reflective template
  9. MSF feedback (patient/carer) structured reflective template
  10. Complaint report structured reflective template
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