Revalidation and Appraisal

Revalidation and Appraisal


BCAM Revalidation and Appraisal Service

All doctors in the UK need to be registered and licensed by the General Medical Council (GMC) if they wish to prescribe, sign death certificates, or perform certain specific roles for which a license is required.

Since 2013 doctors who wish to retain their license to practice are now required to go through a process called revalidation which is administered by designated bodies who are recognised by the GMC and include various organisations across the medical sector such as NHS trusts. The revalidation process includes an annual appraisal, collection of feedback from colleagues and patients at least once every 5 years, recording and reflecting on all continuing professional development (CPD) and significant events and covers various other elements of the GMC’s appraisal and revalidation framework.

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BCAM is a Designated Body under the regulations and for members who do not have a prescribed connection to another Designated Body with a higher position in the regulation’s hierarchy BCAM is able to manage their revalidation and appraisal. Full Members and Associate Members with an appropriate prescribed connection can connect to BCAM as their Designated Body.

Click here to visit the GMC website for more information.

Doctors who use the Revalidation service are required to pay annual appraisal and revalidation fees, this is in addition to their membership fee. BCAM revalidation fees are competitive with other Designated Bodies and professional membership organisations.

Please contact the Revalidation Team via the contact page if you require any further information about BCAM’s role as a Designated Body.