A resource guide for physician specialties

Gastroenterology and Hepatology:

The purpose of revalidation is to assure patients and the public, employers and other healthcare professionals that licensed doctors are up to date and fit to practise.

In order to maintain your licence to practice you will be expected to have at least one appraisal per year that is based on the General Medical Council's (GMC) core guidance for doctors, Good Medical Practice. You will need to maintain a portfolio of supporting information (SI) drawn from your current practice which demonstrates how you are continuing to meet the requirements set out by the GMC.

This document should be read in conjunction with GMC and RCP documents.

Revalidation will be introduced at the end of 2012. To help consultants prepare for this change the Royal College of Physicians have an online repository of information, tools and FAQs, including a helpdesk. You can access these materials here:

The pages include a Personal Clinical Audit Tool, allowing people to document and reflect on their participation and the outcomes of audit.

The College also provide a Revalidation Policy Update, the latest version of which is below: