Revalidation was introduced in December 2012 and is to be phased in gradually with the aim of all doctors being revalidated for the first time by 2017.
The GMC has set out the requirements for revalidation for all GPs.The RCGP has also set out what it considers best practice and GPs should be working toward this but they must meet the GMC standards.
GP appraisals will be used for evidence towards revalidation every 5 years. The Wessex Deanery suggests every doctor should use the same form (MAG3) for their annual appraisal. You can access the MAG3 form by clicking here.
Here are some other useful revalidation resources;