Medical Appraisal and Revalidation

Medical Revalidation was launched in 2012 to strengthen the way doctors are regulated with the aim of improving quality of care provided to patients, improving patient safety and increasing public trust and confidence.

It is a requirement by the General medical Council (GMC) to confirm the continuation of a doctor’s licence to practice. A doctor employed by the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals is required to undertake an annual appraisal within a designated appraisal month (three months prior to the Revalidation Submission month) and a multi-source feedback exercise within each 5 yearly Revalidation cycle.


Each doctor is provided with a Revalidation Submission date by the GMC and evidence for revalidation should be ready at least 60 days prior to this date.  This enables the Trust to review each submission and make a recommendation which is completed by the Responsible Officer.

If you have any queries, please contact the Revalidation Team on 01253 (9)51060 or by email


Medical Appraisal and Revalidation FAQ

Doctor’s Quick Start Video Guide – V5 – with Web-App (

Appraiser’s Quick Start Video Guide -V3 – with MSF (

Appraisal and Revalidation handout 04.10.23

Appraisal Training Dates 2023

Appraisal Training Dates 2024

Trust Recognised Appraiser Requirements and FAQs (as of 06.06.23)