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Significant events

This page explains what is meant by ‘significant events’ in the context of revalidation, and provides 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 pages 14–15 of the O&G-specific revalidation resource produced 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]

Read pages 14–15 of this document for more information about significant events in the context of revalidation.

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