Identifying your designated body for Revalidation
One of the most common questions we are asked, particularly during our Revalidation Roadshow in March, is how does a doctor identify the designated body responsible for their revalidation? There seem to be grey areas for people when they work for numerous designated bodies or perhaps work as a locum for example.
Guidelines have been issued and there is a flow chart process in place to help doctors identify who is responsible for their revalidation. The GMC have turned this in to an online help tool in the new Revalidation section of its website and it's really helpful. It is based on rules that are set out in the regulations for responsible officers introduced by the health departments of England and Northern Ireland. These regulations cover the whole of the UK.
If you're not sure where to go then the GMC designated body tool is a great place to start.