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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

Medical Revalidation and Appraisal



In line with Scottish Government advice, all scheduled appraisals must be postponed until further notice.  No further appraisals should be scheduled unless there are exceptional circumstances agreed locally.

The postponement of appraisals will increase workforce capacity by allowing appraisers and appraisees time to focus on clinical practice.  

Revalidation recommendations

The GMC have deferred the revalidation submission dates of doctors who are due to revalidate before the end of September 20, for a period of 1 year, and are contacting the affected doctors to advise of this.  This decision has been taken to relieve the pressure on doctors, Responsible Officers and governance teams during the pandemic, and the period of deferral will allow doctors time to complete the requisite number of appraisals, and will avoid RO’s having to make revalidation decisions during this time of crisis. NHSGGC would like to reassure any doctor affected by this that there will be no negative implication of the deferral to them personally or to their licence to practise. 

Further advice is awaited regarding those doctors who have revalidation submission dates falling from 1st October 20 onwards.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please email the Medical Appraisal and Revalidation Team at:  [email protected]

Please click on the link below to access - RCGP England FAQ's Appraisal and Revalidation during the Covid19.

RCGP England FAQ's Appraisal and Revalidation Covid19


Responsible Officer: Dr Jennifer Armstrong, Medical Director

Deputy Responsible Officer (Secondary Care): Dr Jennifer Burns

Appraisal Lead (Secondary Care): Dr Andrew Harvey

Deputy Responsible Officer (Primary Care): Dr Kerri Neylon, Clinical Director, Glasgow City HSCP (North West Locality)

These Medical Revalidation and Appraisal pages provide information for non-training career grade doctors in secondary care who have a substantive, locum or honorary contract with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. This includes non-training Clinical Fellows who do not hold a National Training Number (NTN).  It does not include doctors in training (including Foundation Year trainees, Specialty Registrars, Core Trainees and those who hold Locum Appointment for Training posts), for whom NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is the body responsible for revalidation.  Information from the GMC on revalidation for doctors in training can be accessed here.

Please note: General Practitioners (GPs) who carry out the majority of their clinical work within Secondary Care should undertake a single appraisal within Secondary Care, which also covers their Primary Care practice. All GPs are required to work an average of fifty sessions per year to demonstrate that they are maintaining their clinical skills.

Please use the titles below to navigate to the required information and guidance.

If you have a specific query or question regarding Medical Revalidation or Appraisal please email [email protected] and a member of the Medical Staffing Team will get back to you.

Doctors in training with queries regarding revalidation should contact NES for clarification: [email protected].