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Significant events

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).

Specialty-specific revalidation advice
RCOG Supporting information for appraisal and revalidation [PDF]

Read point 3.3 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