How to prepare for your revalidation
There are two key things you should be doing to get ready for revalidation:
- Have an annual appraisal. You will need to have an appraisal every year - you won’t be able to revalidate otherwise.
- Collect your supporting information. There are six types of supporting information that you will be expected to provide, reflect on and discuss at your annual appraisal. Some only need to be presented once in each revalidation cycle.
Types of supporting information to provide at appraisal:
- Continuing professional development (CPD)
- Quality improvement activity
- Significant events
- Feedback from patients or those to whom you provide medical services
- Feedback from colleagues
- Review of complaints and compliments
You should select your supporting information carefully. It is the quality, rather than the quantity, that the appraiser and responsible officer (RO) will want to see.
To support all public health professionals, regardless of their training background, FPH has produced specialty specific guidance for revalidation.