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Getting ready for revalidation

This section of the site provides guidance for RCOG Fellows, Members and Trainees on how to prepare for revalidation.

What can I be doing to get ready for revalidation?

There are several things you should be doing to get ready for revalidation:


How can I meet the GMC requirements for revalidation in my first cycle?

In order to have a revalidation recommendation made about you, you must:


Reflective learning

It’s important that you demonstrate what you’ve learned from participating in each of the activities listed above. You can do this by engaging in reflective learning. For more information, see the reflection page.


Find out more

For more information about collecting your supporting information, please read the O&G-specific revalidation resource prepared by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC), the RCOG and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH), below.


Specialty-specific revalidation advice
Advice on revalidation and appraisal from the RCOG, FSRH and AoMRC [PDF]

This resource provides supporting information about appraisal and revalidation for clinicians working in O&G or sexual and reproductive health care.

Elsewhere on the site

Information about the role of appraisal in revalidation, and resources to help you prepare
Continuing professional development (CPD) is a key component of revalidation: find out about the RCOG’s CPD programme