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Appraisal and revalidation for doctors

This site is aimed at Consultant, SAS career grade doctors and all other doctors who are not working within a recognised training post at Southend University Hospital. Doctors in training should contact their relevant Local Education Training Board (previously known as the Deanery) for further information.

Revalidation is the process by which all licensed doctors are required to demonstrate on a regular basis that they are up to date and fit to practice in their chosen field and able to provide a good level of care. This means that holding a license to practice is becoming an indicator that the doctor continues to meet the professional standards set by the GMC and the specialists standard set by the medical Royal Colleges and Faculties.

Revalidation aims to give extra confidence to patients that their doctor is being regularly checked by their employer and the GMC.

If you hold a licence to practice, you are legally required to revalidate, usually every five years, by having a regular appraisal based on our core guidance for doctors, Good medical practice.

All doctors with a "prescribed connection" to Southend University Hospital will be required to undertake an annual medical appraisal in line with local policy. 

This site has been designed to keep our doctors up to date with both national and local requirements for enhanced medical appraisals and revalidation.

For any queries relating to medical revalidation please contact:

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Contact us

Nicola Jones  - Appraisal Revalidation Manager


Telephone 01702 385372