Revalidation is the process by which doctors demonstrate they are up to date and fit to practice.

On these pages, you will find guidance and resources to support doctors, appraisers and responsible officers.

FPH is a designated body for revalidation to a small number of public health doctors.  For these doctors, we support them in their revalidation which includes allocating suitably trained appraisers to carry out annual appraisals, access to guidance and access to a Responsible Officer (RO) who makes a recommendation to the GMC. 

A Higher Level Responsible Officer (HLRO) quality review visit took place at the Faculty in November 2019. The Faculty President and Board have recognised the positive findings in the report, which can be read here.

If you have any questions about appraisal and revalidation, please email us.

Revalidation during the COVID-19 epidemic – restart of appraisal

As a result of the pressures created by the COVID-19 pandemic, annual appraisal and revalidation were suspended (for most doctors) in March 2020. You should contact your designated body so you are aware of when they will restart appraisal and what format this will take. If you are connected to FPH, we will contact you to outline your options. We have summarised the key points you should focus on for your 2021-22 appraisal.

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has also published a helpful set of FAQs relating to Appraisal and Revalidation during COVID-19.

Returning NHS healthcare professionals can access more information and apply to help in efforts against COVID-19 online via NHS England.

FPH Revalidation Service policy update

We have streamlined and condensed our policies and guidance so that users can easily identify the requirements and support put in place through annual appraisal and revalidation with FPH as a designated body. Our documentation was further developed in order to reflect the latest guidelines by regulatory bodies. These will come into effect on 1 April 2021. You can find them here