Revalidation during the COVID-19 epidemic

As a result of the pressures created by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are aware that increasing numbers of doctors are unable to undertake revalidation and record CPD.  The GMC has stated that all doctors due to revalidate over the next six months will have their revalidation deferred for one year. This means that revalidation dates falling within the period April – September 2020 will be put back until next year. The Faculty will post updates on COVID-19 here.

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.


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.

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