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Significant events (revalidation)

Details on ‘significant events’ in the context of revalidation, and guidance on what you need to do to prepare

A significant event is any unintended or unexpected event that could have led or did lead to harm of one or more patients.

You will need to provide details of any significant events in which you have been directly involved since your last appraisal. This includes information about the incident, a review of the data and your subsequent reflection, learning points and action taken.

If you have not been directly involved in any significant incidents since your last appraisal, you will need to present a self-declaration to this effect.


Find out more

For more information about significant events, see point 3.3 of the O&G-specific revalidation resource produced by the RCOG and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC).