GMC revalidation is the process by which doctors need to declare to the GMC that they are prepared and do conform to the standards expected of them by all relevant bodies and organizations including the NHS. It’s based on evaluation of the doctor’s performance by a clinical professional through annual appraisals while providing them with continued guidance and support. A Responsible Officer who is attached to the doctor’s designated body will go through appraisals and make the necessary recommendations to the GMC who will upon evaluation of such recommendations will revalidate the doctor and renew their license to practice. Please see GMC License to Practice.
Medecho is a designated body for appraisals and revalidation. We have contractual agreements with Dr Alastair Baker of Maar Gateway and have achieved designated body readiness as required by the NHS, GMC, the Good Medical Practice, Care Quality Commission and other relevant government bodies. We have robust systems of revalidation and clinical guidelines to ensure our doctors are incessantly up to date with their appraisal and revalidation.
As an NHS contracted body and as part of our obligations to provide fully registered and revalidated doctors, our registration process includes the fully vetting of candidates, checking of original professional registration with the GMC as well as identifying the Agency Worker’s current Responsible Officer if they have one.